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Stories of community recovery

Read about strength, resilience and the outcomes of community-led recovery.

Warning: The content on this page discusses floods, storms, and bushfires.

This may be distressing for some individuals.

If you or someone you know is struggling with the emotional effects of these events, please see our Mental health and wellbeing support page.

Stories from those with lived experience

Listening to and understanding the experiences of communities and individuals following an emergency and throughout recovery provides valuable insights that help us learn, improve and plan for future events. 

This section showcases stories of resilient recovery. It includes community members who have faced disasters and those who support the recovery process.

By learning from these experiences, we can strengthen our support for community-led recovery.

October 2022 Victorian floods

June 2021 flood and storm

2019-20 Eastern Victoria bushfires