Relief & Recovery

East Gippsland Fires 2019-20

Fires continue to burn in East Gippsland. Residents and property owners are returning to many communities. A number of regional communities in East Gippsland and North East are open and welcoming visitors. Before you travel into the area you must check VicTraffic to ensure your route is safe to travel on https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/.

Public safety is our top priority, so we ask for your patience as we get this work done.

Click here for further localised information.

These are a one-stop point of contact for bushfire-related enquiries please phone the Helpline: 1800 518 222  

You can also visit Bushfire Recovery Victoria, a new, permanent and dedicated Victorian Government agency working directly with local communities to listen, help and deliver what they need.  https://www.vic.gov.au/bushfire-recovery-victoria

Financial hardship assistance points

  • Mallacoota – Mallacoota District Health & Support Service, Corner Mattsson Street and Genoa Road, Mallacoota (10am – 4pm)
  • Bairnsdale – 24 Service Street, Bairnsdale (Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm)

For more information, please refer to the Financial and Legal Assistance page.

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