If you or someone else is in danger, call 000
Talk to Bushfire Recovery Victoria
Bushfire Recovery Victoria’s team of locally based staff can help you navigate the range of information and support services available for people in bushfire-affected communities.
Visit a Community Recovery Hub
Community Recovery Hubs provide local access to vital services in Victoria’s bushfire-affected communities. Hubs can link you to practical support, planning and rebuild advice, case support and support for non-profits and businesses.
Talk to someone about how you're feeling
Talk to someone who understands how bushfires affect wellbeing
Experiencing an event like a bushfire can have unique impacts on the way you think and feel. A specialist can give you support in managing those thoughts and feelings.
- To access the Bushfire Recovery Case Support Program, call . Recovery Support Workers can link you to a range of vital services, including mental health supports.
- If you’d like to speak to a counsellor who understands bushfire recovery, up to 10 sessions are available free of charge. To arrange this, call or email .
- has a range of resources for people affected by bushfires.
- You can also call on .
Call someone, anytime
Sometimes you just need to talk. Helplines are a great way to get things off your chest and plan out some next steps. All of the numbers below are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Kids Helpline:
- Nurse on call:
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service:
- My Aged Care: or .
Talk to someone about family violence
Family violence, sometimes called domestic violence, can affect people of any age, background, socioeconomic status or walk of life. Family violence includes physical, emotional, financial, psychological and sexual abuse.
Talk to someone about disability support
Talk to someone about support for older people
If you are an older person requiring support at home, you may be eligible for government-funded aged care services.
Talk to someone about your property
Get help with planning, rebuilding, housing and other matters about your property.
Contact Rebuilding Support Services:
Reviewed 25 March 2021