Each Local Government Area of Victoria has a Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC). The MEMPC comprises representatives from, CFA, SES, Victoria Police, Department Families Fairness and Housing, Red Cross, Ambulance Victoria, Council, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Ag Vic and community representatives. Council is a member of the MEMPC and provides administrative and secretariat support to the Committee. Community representatives currently include Sharyn Nankervis (Towong) and Sean Farrar (Bethanga)
The MEMPC has a legislative responsibility to prepare a Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP). The MEMP outlines the mitigation, response and recovery arrangements for managing emergencies that may occur within Towong Shire.