Storm Event – Community support updates

Last updated at 12.10pm

Tuesday afternoon’s storm event has taken an enormous toll on residents and towns in the Baw Baw Shire and Council will continue to work with those who have been impacted.

Click the dropdowns below for the latest information and supports available for impacted residents.

Council will continue to provide updates to the community as the situation across the Shire changes.

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund Appeal – Donate now!

The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund has launched an appeal to raise funds to support Gippsland residents impacted by the current storm emergency.

Donations to the appeal can be easily made via the GERF website and all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Every dollar donated to the appeal is distributed to those affected by the storm and individuals. Your donation will be helping us to help others in their time of need.

The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund has been supporting Gippsland residents impacted by natural disaster since 1978 and is run completely by volunteers.

Relief payments for residents with damaged property

The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) relief payments are available for eligible community members whose homes have been damaged by the storms in Victoria.

You are eligible for a relief payment if:

  • your principal place of residence is in an evacuation warning area, or storms have damaged your home, and
  • you have unmet immediate relief needs.

If you think you may be eligible for a relief payment, please call the Vic Recovery Hotline:

  • 1800 560 760 (Press 9 for an interpreter if needed)

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