"Get Ready, Respond, Recover"

Saturday, the 14th of October

10am to 3pm

There was a raffle on the day with all funds raised going to the Corryong Community specifically for emergency projects and equipment.


The Fourth emergency expo was held in Corryong.

NEEAG managed this event.

There were 25 emergency service organisations, support groups, clubs, schools, and food venders participating.

This event was for the Corryong community to provide advice on how to better prepare for emergenices.

2023 Expo Attendees

Agriculture Victoria

Agriculture Victoria works in partnership ...with farmers, industries, communities and other government agencies to grow and secure agriculture in Victoria.

Proposed Event Activities:
Agriculture Victoria will be bringing with them a Community Education Display with information on Fire and flood preparation and how to deal with emergency animal diseases.

Angel Flight Australia


Angel Flight is a ...charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. All flights are free and may involve travel to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.

Proposed Event Activities:
Angel Flight has lined up Community Education Display and have a pilot speaking about their free services.


Australian Army (Training Logistics Centre)

Defence's primary role is ...to defend Australia and its national interests, promote security and stability, and support the Australian community as directed by the Government.

Proposed Event Activities:
They are planning to provide an emergency first aid/medical display, two Heavy Recovery Vehicles (static display only) and they will also be setting up their Explosive Ordnance Disposal Vehicle with Robotic Dog (they will be conducting demos of the Robotic Dog use).


Ambulance Victoria


Ambulance Victoria (AV) aims to ... improve the health of the community by providing high quality pre-hospital care and medical transport. AV provides emergency medical response to more than 5.8 million people in an area of more than 227,000 square kilometres.

Proposed Event Activities:
On the day, Ambulance Victoria, will have a Vehicle/equipment display, Community education display including CPR, Good Sam and Emergency App information. They will also be participating in a CPR Interagency competition between Army, CFA, Police and SES.



Country Fire Authority - Corryong CFA Group, District 23, and Wodonga Urban Fire Brigade C.F.A


CFA is recognised and present... from outer suburbs to remote townships. Our people know and care for their communities like no other service. Our members are key to the success of CFA because they are deeply connected with their local area and have a unique understanding of their community risk. Our people epitomise the Victorian spirit of community, aiding others in times of great need. We create a sense of belonging, connecting people within the community. Through leadership, mentoring and the opportunity to challenge themselves, our members make a positive contribution widely through their schools, workplaces and local networks.

Proposed Event Activities:
A live fire demonstration, Information display, a MEU Mobile Education Unit and some fire trucks from both Corryong and Wodonga.




Corryong Health


The origins of the Health Service... date back to 1897 when plans to build the Corryong Cottage Hospital were conceived. In 1902 the foundation stone was laid for what then became known as the Victoria Cottage Hospital. In 1916 the foundation stone of the present hospital was laid. Over the years, the number of acute beds rose to its peak of forty-two in the 1960’s and on 5th November 1983 the Upper Murray Nursing Home, a 20-bed high aged care facility, was opened. In the early 1990’s the Agency took the opportunity to apply to be funded under the Multi-Purpose Program. This was to enable a more flexible and responsive service to be developed that would met the changing needs of our isolated rural community. In 1995 the Services was renamed Upper Murray Health & Community Services and commenced operation as a Multi-Purpose Service (MPS). In 2017 Upper Murray Health and Community Services with a huge amount of community consultation, changed its name to Corryong Health to make us an easier provider to find for people searching for services in our community. Today, Corryong Health is a highly integrated and considerably larger organisation providing a broad range of hospital, residential aged care, medical and primary health and community support services. The service also operates a Medical Clinic, Health and Fitness Centre, and Retirement Village. Our Health Service is truly responsive to the community’s needs.

Proposed Event Activities:
Community Ed Display - with emergency information on what medications to take in emergencies, plus mental health and wellbeing.

Ember the Crisis Response Dog (Fire Rescue Victoria)

Ember is a ...7-year-old female Labrador who currently volunteers as a Therapy Dog and is working as an Animal Assisted Crisis Response Dog. Ember is working with emergency responders in Victoria Australia to reduce the impact of workplace trauma.

Proposed Event Activities:
Crowd surfing with Ember (Trauma dog) for selfies and general information display.


Forest Fire Management Victoria


Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) ...is made up of skilled staff from the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and VicForests. Our core purpose is to protect people, property and the environment. We do this by managing bushfires and bushfire risk in Victoria’s parks, forests and other public land, and by minimising the impact of fire on our communities, environment and everything we value most.

Proposed Event Activities:
Vehicle/Equipment Display with a Unimog and Field Command Trailer, Community Ed Display, Live Demonstration and Community Game.


Hume Riverina Community Legal Services

We provide free legal ...assistance to people living in North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina of NSW across 17 local government areas. Our service helps people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable, and would not otherwise be able to get legal assistance, particularly those living in regional and remote areas.

Proposed Event Activities:
Information stall to let people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable know what free legal assistance they can provide, particularly those living in regional and remote areas.

NSW Police Force


The mission of the ...NSW Police Force, as set out in the Police Act 1990, is to work with the community to reduce violence, crime and fear.
We aim to protect the community and property by
• preventing, detecting and investigating crime
• monitoring and promoting road safety
• maintaining social order
• performing and coordinating emergency and rescue operations.

Proposed Event Activities:
Police vehicles, ATV (4wd buggy), police boat, equipment and community display.


NSW Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW)...is one of the world's largest urban fire and rescue services and is the busiest in Australia. Our overriding purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and economy of NSW.

Proposed Event Activities:
Vehicle/Equipment Display


NSW Rural Fire Service - Bringenbrong RFS


The NSW Rural Fire...Service (NSW RFS) is the world's largest volunteer fire service. Our members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW.
NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities:
• Bush and grass fires
• House and structure fires
• Storm damage
• Search and rescue
• Motor vehicle accidents
• Community education
• Bush fire mitigation.

Proposed Event Activities:
Vehicle/Equipment Display


NSW SES Khancoban & Tumbarumba SES Units


Khancoban & Tumbarumba SES...are part of the southern Zone in the NSW SES. It’s one of the 7 zones that cover the whole of NSW. NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. We are a volunteer-based organisation that provides emergency assistance to the people of NSW 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There are more than 10,000 volunteers across the state that make this possible. NSW SES Volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different skills, interests and backgrounds. They are united by the purpose of supporting their communities in times of need. While our major responsibilities are for flood and storm emergencies, NSW SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state.
This includes:
• Road accident rescue
• Vertical rescue
• Bush search and rescue
• Evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural) and other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats. Volunteers in a number of isolated communities have been trained as Community First Responders by the Ambulance Service of NSW. The organisation's trained rescuers also support the full-time emergency services during major disasters.

Proposed Event Activities:
Vehicle/Equipment Display including Unimog, x2 vehicles, a boat or storm trailer plus a Community Ed Display.


Snowy Hydro


Snowy Hydro is a dynamic, ...integrated energy business. Our role is to ensure energy security, underpin the transition to renewables, and increase competition in energy markets. Our vision is to delight our customers with service, backed by the mighty Snowy. This is underpinned by a strong corporate culture based on our company values: Snowy Hydro has been providing on-demand, reliable energy to Australia for over 70 years. It began in 1949 with the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Since then, the company has grown into an end-to-end, integrated energy provider. Today we generate energy that underpins the security and reliability of the National Electricity Market, we provide price risk management products for wholesale customers and deliver energy to homes and businesses. Our role is to keep the lights on. We have combined the power of the Snowy Scheme with gas and diesel-fired peaking generators. In total, we have 16 power stations, plus a pumping station, and have more than 5,500MW of generating capacity across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Proposed Event Activities:
Exhibit emergency response equipment, fire, confined space and oil spill.

St. John Ambulance

A trusted and reassuring ...presence in the Victorian community for more than 138 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a work of the Order of St John in Australia. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.

Proposed Event Activities:
Live CPR Demonstrations and general medical information.

Towang Shire


Towong Shire, in far ...North East Victoria, enjoys some of Australia’s most spectacular environments. Towong Shire Council is one of the smallest councils in Victoria. We're conscious of making every dollar work for our community to deliver on the objectives, priorities and goals outlined in our Council Plan. It's extremely important to us that our staff, contractors and councillors are focused on organisational performance, efficiency and teamwork. We spend a lot of time researching our community's priorities and goals. Then, we work closely with the community – as well as state and Commonwealth government funding partners – to turn these goals into reality.

Proposed Event Activities:
Emergency relief trailer and Community Education Display

Upper Murray Youth (Corryong Neighbourhood Centre)


The Youth space at ...42 Hanson Street continues to operate as a hangout space for 14-25yo and a base for organised activities throughout the year. Youth worker; Adele Miles, is leading the “Youth Led, Youth Cred” project through the Engage! 2022-24 funding. This project aims to provide young people in the Upper Murray a platform to have control and influence in the community, provide a safe and exciting environment for young people to grow and thrive and create a supported and respected youth culture in Corryong through a youth council, environmental program and youth magazine. Local youth are encouraged to come into the CNC or speak to Adele about the types of activities, projects or training they’d like to take part in or receive sponsorship for.

Proposed Event Activities:
Community Ed Display – targeting information for young people in emergencies.

Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry


The Victorian Council of ...Churches Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,600 volunteers who are trained to respond to disasters in Victoria. The Department of Human Services contracted the VCCEM to provide outreach, psychological first aid, personal support and emotional spiritual care. The Community Chaplaincy arrangement was initiated in preparation for the 2006 Commonwealth Games with a view to continuing as an element within the State Emergency Recovery Plan (SERP). Much of the funding that enables VCCEM to continue its work comes from the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness & Housing.

Proposed Event Activities:
Community Ed Display – a conversation area





Victoria Police


Victoria Police was established ...in 1853 and provides policing services to the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to keep over 5.9 million Victorians safe. Police officers and protective services officers (PSOs) are supported in their roles by public service professionals who work as administrators, managers and specialists in a range of functions such as legal services, accounting, psychology and forensic sciences. Our mission is to keep everyone safe. Victoria Police's role is to serve the Victorian community and uphold the law so as to promote a safe, secure, and orderly society.
Victoria Police achieves this by:
• preserving the peace
• protecting life and property
• preventing offences
• detecting and apprehending offenders
• helping those in need of assistance
• working with local communities, partners and reference groups.

Proposed Event Activities:
Vehicle/Equipment Display – with motorbikes, police horses, div van and a possible helicopter flyer over. (Subject to demand)

Victoria State Emergency Service


Our people – volunteer and ...staff– are highly skilled, well equipped, and trained comprehensively in a wide range of emergency environments. Today, we comprise more than 5,000 volunteers and 200 employees, all crucial to the success of VICSES and our vision to make the community safer, together. Our volunteers are the backbone of VICSES, serving the Victorian community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for more than 40 years. 95% of our people are volunteers. VICSES provides emergency assistance to thousands of Victorians every year. In 2019-2020 VICSES responded to 33,742 emergency incidents across the state, contributing a total of 382,141 hours helping Victorians in need.

Proposed Event Activities:
Vehicle/Equipment Display and Com Ed Display

Food Venders

Cozza Coffee Van

Hot coffee, hot chocolates, iced coffees/chocolates and tea punch (Towong Shire based)

Piggy’s Ice Cream Van

Soft serve ice-creams, milkshakes, slushies, cold drinks and hotdogs

Poppy Joes Pastizzi

Food vendor selling Maltese Pastizzi’s (Towong Shire based)

Corryong Demons Football/Netball Club

Will be running the Recreation Reserve Kitchen (Towong Shire based) NO ALCOHOL

Corryong Lions Club


Running a BBQ (Towong Shire based)

Other Available Resources

Water Station Trailer (FREE)

Supplied by North East Water


Outdoor TV Trailer – To show videos from participating groups and those unable to attend.

Supplied by Albury Sound and Lighting

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