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Storm and flood recovery

We have been asked to support the clean-up and recovery work for communities impacted by the June 2021 storms and floods.

Storm and floods

The June 2021 storm and floods have had a serious impact on communities, and we know that recovery will take time.  

Bushfire Recovery Victoria was asked to support the clean-up and recovery work for communities impacted by the storms.

Our essential purpose is to facilitate effective, efficient and appropriate community recovery outcomes.   

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery. Every recovery journey will be different and having a regional presence is important to understand the diverse needs of affected communities.

We have established a regional presence in three of the areas most impacted by the Victorian storms. BRV will be supporting recovery, with a focus on the following areas: 

  1. Central and Southwest Gippsland 
  2. Yarra Ranges, Murrindindi and Cardinia 
  3. Central Highlands 

On the ground, BRV will coordinate the delivery of key recovery programs and initiatives such as clean-up, and support communities and local governments to ensure that local recovery priorities identified by communities are met.   

Clean-up program

Victorians whose homes, businesses, sheds and vehicles were destroyed in the June storms and floods can now have their properties cleaned up at no cost, so that communities can recover as soon as possible

For more information about the clean-up program, visit our dedicated clean-up page by clicking the image below.

Support is available

Several support services are available to people impacted by floods and storms to help meet their immediate and essential needs.

Recovery support

It is normal to experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions following an emergency or distressing event.   

If you or a loved one need support during this difficult time, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Financial support

Financial assistance is available through Emergency Relief and Emergency Re-establishment Payments. The payments are provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. 

For more information about financial support, please visit the Vic Emergency Relief and Recovery page

Reviewed 27 July 2021