Council is often the best initial source of information on community recovery and community planning. Some additional resources are listed below.

Bushfire Disaster Recovery Engagement Consultants

Organisations within the engagement community that are offering services pro bono to organisations needing assistance with engagement in disaster response and recovery.

Visit the Bushfire Disaster Recovery Engagement Consultants website

EMV Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Local Government

This toolkit provides a range of tools, resources and literature to help local councils and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

View the toolkit on the EMV website

EMV Resilient Recovery Strategy

The EMV Resilient Recovery Strategy identifies strategic actions that promote a shared responsibility approach to emergency management and the importance of recovery planning.

View the Resilient Recovery Strategy on the EMV website

Community Recovery Handbook, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

Provides detailed and comprehensive guidance. Part 3 of the handbook, ‘Planning for Recovery’ is likely to be most relevant in the early stages of recovery.

View the handbook online

Preparing for emergencies: A reference guide for organisations in the Health and Community Services Sectors

A guide to help health and community services organisations prepare for emergencies.

Visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website

Victorian Public Engagement Framework

Principles and tips for engaging the public in a Victorian context.

View the framework on this website.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Visit the NEMA website

Red Cross Community-led Resilience for Emergencies

A guide and toolkit for communities in building community resilience.

Visit the Red Cross website