Victorian Bushfire Information Call :1800 240 667.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 000
Mt Bolton Fire Information
People seeking information about the support available to them should contact City of Ballarat on P: 03 5320 5500 (Monday to Friday 8:15am-5:00pm)
The recovery centre is closed but anyone seeking assistance can call 0447 109 877.
Anyone wanting to help those affected by the Mt Bolton fire are very welcome to make a cash contribution at any branch of the National Australia Bank, or via online banking to an account which has been set up for fire-affected residents.
Financial assistance is available to eligible people affected by fire. Payments include:
Emergency Relief Assistance
This is a one off payment of up to $520 per adult and $260 per child (up to a maximum of $1,300 per household). It is available to help meet immediate needs, including emergency food, shelter, clothing and personal items.
Emergency Re-establishment Assistance
This is a payment to help eligible Victorians re-establish themselves back in their own homes as quickly as possible by providing up to $32,500 per household for clean-up, emergency accommodation, repairs, rebuilding (a principal place of residence), and replacing some damaged contents.
For information on how to apply for payments contact City of Ballarat on P: 03 5320 5500 (Monday to Friday 8:15am-5:00pm).
The most important thing residents can do in an emergency is to be as prepared as possible. This is often difficult because of the sudden nature of emergencies, but a little pre-discussion with family and friends and pre-planning can make a significant difference. For City of Ballarat Emergency Contact Numbers, click here, and find out more information on specific emergency types below : Fire | Flood | Storm | Heatwave | Pandemic
City of Ballarat - After Hours Emergency Contacts:
Due to our very generous communities, donations of food, toys, clothes, bedding etc are no longer needed. Moorabool Shire Council is instead asking anyone who wants to help those affected by the Scotsburn fire to make a cash donation at Bendigo Bank, which has set up an account for fire-affected residents.
Account details for donations:
Account Name: Scotsburn Bushfire Appeal
BSB: 633 00
Account number: 156382715
The Anglican Hall in Buninyong is filled with clothes, toys and Christmas presents, and there is food and water at the relief centre for those who have been affected by the bushfires. Volunteers are currently sorting through all the donations.
Moorabool Shire Council and the City of Ballarat thanks the wonderful people who have donated in any way to help those impacted by this fire – your community spirit and generosity is inspiring and greatly appreciated.
COMMUNITY RECOVERY SESSION
On 6 January 2016, Dr Rob Gordon facilitated a session for affected communities.