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 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.
- New disaster response human resource sharing database
- Statement on funding support for communities devastated by bushfire
State-based recovery information is available via the EMV website
- Victorian Building Authority's bushfire resource page
- East Gippsland Shire have created a localised FAQ document for people affected by the bushfires (PDF - 235KB)
- DHHS has consolidated all of its bushfire related information and fact sheets on to one Better Health Channel web page
- The Victorian Multicultural Commission has collated a range of translated and multilingual materials and resources to help all Victorians understand, prepare and stay safe during the fire season
- VICSES has circulated an updated Floods, storms, and landslides after bushfires fact sheet (PDF - 2.67MB) detailing the increased dangers following bushfires
- EPA AirWatch provides regular updates on the overall air quality in different regions and sets out air quality notices. The website also provides general health advice for each of the five categories of air quality and outlines how smoke impacts health
- WorkSafe Victoria has issued guidance on the health risks of outdoor work in areas impacted by bushfire smoke
- The Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers' have now published guidance on health effects of exposure to bushfire smoke.