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Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund

Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund

Initial Emergency Payments

These are the first payments that were released from the fund after the bushfires. Applications for these payments have now closed. However, if you have not applied for an Initial Emergency Payment but believe you are eligible, then please contact the Bushfire Appeal Fund on 1800 180 213 to discuss your circumstances.

Payment Purpose Open/Closed
Compassion and Bereavement To provide immediate support to those families that have lost loved ones in the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Closed
Initial Home Dislocation To assist people who lost their principal place of residence or were otherwise unable to return to their home. Closed
Tools of Trade To assist people who lost equipment vital to their trade and employment (including safety equipment) and are an employee working for a registered business. Closed