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:
- Central and Southwest Gippsland
- Yarra Ranges, Murrindindi and Cardinia
- 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.
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.
It is normal to experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions following an emergency or distressing event.
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.
Reviewed 27 July 2021