Community Recovery

Our Community Resilience and Recovery Program is supporting the recovery from the January 2020 Bushfires.

This is being done through a number of initiatives and events throughout the municipality.

Adverse Event Planning

We are talking to the community about Adverse Events, Emergencies and other impacts they’ve experienced. From floods to drought to fire, we want to hear from you. 

To complete an online survey about adverse events and how they’ve impacted you, please go here:

Rural City of Wangaratta Adverse Event Planning Survey

For more information on the sessions happening from 19 February to 2 March please email

Community Connection Events

The Community Connection Events Program has been established to help local organisations and groups hold events that support community connection. 

As part of our Community Resilience and Recovery Program (with funding from Bushfire Recovery Victoria) and Rural Placemaking Program, funding of up to $1000 has been made available to groups in the Rural City of Wangaratta to hold events that will bolster existing social connections and give residents opportunities to build new ones.

Applications for this program closed on 19 February 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by Council.

#BeReadyWang Program

The #bereadywang program is all about understanding and preparing for your risk. We have developed a series of videos to help with planning for emergencies. Check out the #bereadywang hashtag on facebook.

Additional Resources

A number of agencies are available to assist with Bushfire Recovery:

Bushfire Recovery Victoria - This new dedicated agency has been established to work directly with local communities impacted by Victoria's bushfires. Visit the website or call 1800 560 760

Gateway Health - Gateway Health provide support and case management services to help people affected by the bushfires. The team works with individuals, families, and communities. For more information call 1800 657 573 or visit their website.

AgBiz Assist - AgBizAssist are offering a range of support programs for impacted businesses, from assistance with grants to the Wine Industry Support Program. Visit or call 1300 032 332 for more information.