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Bunyip Complex bushfire recovery - new information

This page has the most recent information and updates for people affected by the Bunyip Complex Fires of March 2019.

If you have any recovery-related questions, our Bushfire Recovery team is available by phone or email from Monday to Friday during business hours.

The newsletter is updated regularly with the latest news and events for residents. If you are in the fire-affected area, the newsletter is the best way to stay up to date on information related to the recovery. 

December 2020 edition: Bushfire recovery newsletter (PDF)

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If you would like to us to send you an email linking to the newsletter each time it is updated, please enter your email address below. 

You can also subscribe by calling us on 1300 787 624, emailing mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au or letting a Council staff member at the recovery centre know. 

Printed copies of the newsletter 

Copies are available at the recovery centre. To request more copies, ask the Council staff member on duty. 

 


 

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. 

The Community Recovery Committee, made up of 9 elected community members, plays an important role in identifying community needs and priorities, and communicating these to Council and the Victorian Government.

Committee members

  • Garry Burns (Garfield North)
  • Tony Fitzgerald (Garfield North)
  • John Fitzpatrick (Bunyip)
  • Mark Hanneysee (Tonimbuk)
  • Jane McLaughlin (Tonimbuk)
  • Sue McMahon (Tonimbuk)
  • Lindsay McNaught (Tonimbuk)
  • Katie Van Egmond (Garfield North)
  • Liz Wishart (Brandy Creek)

If you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise in relation to the community’s bushfire recovery, contact the committee on 0436 836 093 or email bunyipfirescrc@gmail.com

  • 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