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Bushfire Response

We are supporting the local government sector to respond to the current bushfire crisis and are in close contact with council CEOs, Mayors and staff right across the State.

MAV Disaster Response Human Resource Sharing Database

The MAV Human Resource Sharing Database is designed to assist councils connect and share human resources, in response to the current bushfire crisis and any future crises. It has been created to complement the work already underway in fire-affected regions and fill gaps in councils’ resourcing. We are in regular contact with affected councils and those providing support in order to avoid duplication of responses. There are currently more than 300 individual offers of assistance in the database from 50 participating councils.

Councils affected by the bushfire crisis can access offers in the database by contacting the MAV directly.

If your council is in need of human resourcing support, please reach out to Emma Lake.

All requests for assistance should be submitted by filling out a Resource Request Form.

Councils interested in joining the database to offer assistance must nominate between one and three ‘key contacts’ to act as the central contacts. All Offers of assistance from across council will be entered into the database by these contacts.

Key contacts will also be involved in overseeing deployments to affected councils.

Council officers interested in assisting with the recovery efforts of affected councils should contact their council’s key contacts to submit an offer.

For further information regarding the database contact Ellie Packham.


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Additional resources

State-based recovery information is available via the EMV website