Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) is focused on the needs of Victorian communities, working closely with local residents to ensure that rehabilitation projects are both locally-driven and locally-delivered.

The establishment of the new agency recognises the long process of recovery and the increased risk our state faces due to longer and hotter bushfire seasons.


BRV will be responsible for working closely with bushfire-impacted communities - including local Community Recovery Committees - in the development and delivery of local recovery projects.

The agency will also be responsible for advising the Victorian Government on the:

  • coordination of efforts
  • a plan for the recovery of communities across Victoria


  • Chairperson: Ken Lay (former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police)
  • CEO: Lee Miezis, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

BRV sits within the Department of Premier and Cabinet to ensure whole-of-government coordination. It reports directly to the Premier.

Register your eligibility/interest in assistance from Bushfire Recovery Victoria

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Reviewed 24 January 2020

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