Emergencies are an inevitable part of life. Emergencies, whether natural (such as bushfires, floods, storms or earthquakes) or non-natural (such as chemical incidents, transport accidents or major criminal acts of violence), can occur in any community without warning.
When emergencies occur, people mobilise quickly to assist those affected. A range of government agencies, as well as municipalities and community groups, are always quick to respond to the hazard, rescue people, treat the injured and control the immediate consequences of the event.
Afterwards, people affected by the emergency may face complex issues that require advice and assistance. Many people will recover from the effects of an emergency with little assistance. Others will turn to friends and family for advice and assistance, and some may need formal services.
Emergency Relief and Recovery Victoria website
The Victorian Government Emergency Relief & Recovery Victoria website provides details of current support available to emergency affected people, communities and businesses. Go to: