Are you eligible for a one-off emergency relief payment?
VACCA can now provide you with a one-off payment from The Victorian Bushfire Appeal if your household has been affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires in North East Victoria. GEGAC provide this service for Gippsland.
Payment criteria is based on severity of impact as follows:
|Severe||$4,500||Principal place of residence uninhabitable for extended period (more than 1 month); premises destroyed, or major structural repairs required.|
|Major||$3,500||Principal place of residence uninhabitable for interim period (estimated > 1 week to < 1 month); moderate repairs required, access roads affected, utilities impacted.|
|Moderate||$2,000||Principal place of residence impacted internally or externally. Includes disabling services such as septic tank damage and access problems for brief period (usually < 1 week). Includes significant damage to outbuildings, garages, sheds, equipment.|
|Minor||$1,000||Principal place of residence impacted mostly externally with no residual effects, e.g. outbuildings damaged but repairable; some damage to outbuildings. Access to property may have been affected and emergency relief accommodation required.|
Community members of Towong, Mansfield or Alpine Shires that wish to access this grant, please:
Community members of Gippsland should contact GEGAC directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries about the support provided for your community contact Hannah Clancy, Bushfire Recovery Program Coordinator:
- Call: 0419 643 646
- Email: email@example.com
To navigate to our VACCA Bushfire Recovery Program page, click here.