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Support flood impacted Vic communities

Central Vic experienced three months of rain in a day, resulting in major floods for many communities. Solidarity through mutual aid ensures that we support communities directly during climate disasters. Here are a collection of resources and ideas on grassroots initiatives you could support.

Taken in Rochester in the months between major floods in 2022 and 2024.


Mutual aid, local resources and calls for support

[please send additions for this list to: [email protected]]


A reminder to stay safe if involved in clean up efforts (and some ideas on looking after water damaged possessions).






  • Support and assistance for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Shepparton/Mooroopna from the Rumbalara Flood Recovery Program: Call Steve on 0428 853 921 for support



  • LaTrobe University has support available for students impacted by flooding. Check out the resources here.



  • Fee freeze on disposal of flood waste - Until 2 May 2023, flood waste for flood-affected communities to assist in cleaning up and recovery. More details here.


  • Emergency Relief Centres are open in Bendigo, Seymour, Yea and Echuca. Contact your local council or visit the VicEmergency website for more information:


If you were also impacted by the October 2022 Victorian floods, you can continue to access recovery help through your recovery support worker.


Stay informed:
🖥️ Check the VicEmergency website: 
📱 Download the VicEmergency app (iPhone, Android)
📞 Call the VicEmergency hotline on 1800 226 226
📻 Listen to ABC Local Radio


Check this great set of contacts and resources from Seed Mob, created for the recent QLD floods.


Background and general resources


Resources for Disaster Relief and Recovery

The Commons librarians have gathered the following resources (both in the library or external links) to support community responses to the Australian bushfires and other disasters.


Chain Reaction magazine (FoE’s national magazine). Issue #142, June 2022

This is climate change: from the disasters frontlines.

Available as a pdf here.



Preparing for the unpredictable: communities reducing disaster risk


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