Recovery support

Learn about available bushfire recovery support, advice and services.

2019–20 Eastern Victorian bushfires

A range of grants, financial support and services are available for businesses, primary producers, families, individuals and communities affected by the 2019–20 bushfires in North East and East Gippsland.

2020–21 bushfire season 

Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) is working with councils, community groups and other state government departments to plan and implement a suitable approach for future fire events. Our strategic approach and preparedness for future fire events builds on lessons learned from the 2019–20 fires and recovery work to date.

In the event that there are emergencies during the 2020–21 season that require regional and state recovery coordination, timely decisions will be made by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Emergency Management Commissioner on whether BRV fulfils this role.

While BRV is well placed to lead the coordination of recovery for future fires and emergencies, the Commissioner has legislated responsibility for recovery coordination and will continue to make decisions on recovery coordination roles and responsibilities according to complexity and need, on a case-by-case basis.

Relief and recovery for other emergencies 

If formally delegated by the Emergency Management Commissioner, Bushfire Recovery Victoria stand ready to coordinate recovery from natural disasters anywhere in Victoria.

Our operating model means it can scale and establish a regional presence to lead and coordinate recovery from any emergency anywhere in the state, should it be required.

To find out more about recovery support for other emergencies, check out these useful links: 

Reviewed 30 March 2021

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