Bunyip Complex bushfire recovery
Get recovery advice
If you have any recovery-related questions, our Bushfire Recovery team is available to help you.
Report an issue to Council
Report an issue or make a request via the online forms and portals on this website.
Newsletter - read and subscribe
Use the above link to get notified by email each time our bushfire recovery newsletter is updated.
Read the latest newsletter here - May 2022
Printed copies of the newsletter
Copies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Facebook group
- Volunteers working from the recovery centre have established a Facebook group for people affected by the Bunyip State Park fires, and for volunteers assisting with the recovery.
- The group is for people to share recovery information and give and receive support.
To find the group: Search for the name 'Bushfire Recovery Group - Tonimbuk Hall' on Facebook and request to join.
For info visit the Community recovery events page
Bunyip complex fires community recovery grants
- Community recovery grants are available to support local projects that aim to enhance community wellbeing, connection and resilience for residents affected by the Bunyip Complex Fires in March 2019.
- Grants of up to $4000 for organisations and $500 for individuals are now available.
- Grants will be assessed upon application and will remain open until December 2021 or the funds are expended.
- We encourage you to discuss your project ideas with a Recovery Officer.
- The Community Recovery Committee is made up of elected community members.
- It plays an important role in identifying community needs and priorities and communicating these to Council and the Victorian Government.
- If you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise in relation to the community’s bushfire recovery, contact the committee on 0408 563 753 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community members can now access a wood splitter and trailer - contact the committee on 0408 563 753 or email email@example.com to book
Recovery book hub
- The Recovery Team have chosen a great selection of titles, resources and story books that will assist in the recovery journey. These books can be borrowed directly from the Recovery Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lifeline: 131 114 24-hour telephone counselling, information and referral service.
- BeyondBlue: 1300 224 636 Provides information on depression and anxiety. To access professional counselling services, please make contact with your GP and ask for a referral.
- Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800 Confidential telephone counselling service for young people aged 5–25 years.
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
- ParentLine: 132 289 Counselling and information for families with children (up to 18 years) from 8am to midnight, 7 days a week.
- Men’s Line Australia: 1300 789 978 24–hour counselling and advice for men.
- Safe Steps Family Violence Support: 1800 015 188
- Family Violence support: There is an increased risk of family violence after an emergency. Help is available by calling 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732 - confidential) or go to the Family Violence Victoria website