Fire Recovery Resources

Practical land management fire recovery information for landowners on livestock, fencing, pastures, soils, weeds, native vegetation, riparian areas and erosion, wildlife, horticulture, assistance and support services available, and fire research and reports.

The information in these links comes from a wide range of sources including Agriculture Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), VicEmergency, Country Fire Authority (CFA), local governments, Catchment Management Authorities, agencies, and several Landcare networks etc.

These fire recovery resources webpages were first compiled by Victorian Landcare Program staff at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning after the Mickleham-Kilmore fire, north of Melbourne in February 2014.

In January 2020 these webpages have been updated, revised and added to so that they provide useful current land management information for landowners impacted by fires, including the 2019/20 fires in East Gippsland and North East Victoria.

As additional fire recovery land management-related information becomes available it will be linked to these webpages. Note - if any of the links aren't working, or if there is other fire-related land management information or webpages that could be included here please send the information to John Robinson (DELWP) via landcare@delwp.vic.gov.au

Please go to the links below for more information on each topic.  

 

After the 2009 Fires - YouTube videos

A series of bushfire recovery videos for private landowners prepared after the 2009 fires by Port Phillip and Westernport CMA.

Assistance & Support Services

Fire recovery assistance and support programs, health, well-being and safety after fires, and fire updates information from VicEmergency, local governments...

Farming

Information on the impact fires may have on crops, water supplies, soils and pastures.

Fencing

Land class fencing, sediment fences, stock containment areas, wildlife fences, BlazeAid, and DELWP's rehabilitation policy for repair of fences damaged...

Horticulture

Fire recovery in fruit orchards, blueberries, raspberries, hybrid blackberries & olive groves,.

Livestock

Assessing cattle and sheep after fire, agistment, fodder, injured livestock, drought feeding, stock containment areas, disposal of livestock carcasses, and...

Native Vegetation

Burnt trees and renewal of native vegetation after fire, shelterbelts for fire protection and wildlife, landscaping for bushfire, revegetation guides,...

Pastures & Soils

Pasture recovery after fire, using biological approaches for soil and pasture recovery after fire, and fire's influence on soils.

Riparian Areas & Water Quality

Bushfires potential impact on water quality, stream ecosystems and making soil more prone to erosion.

Weeds

Risk of weed invasion after fire, advisory list of environmental weeds in Victoria, and opportunities for landowners to deal with...

Wildlife

Wildlife bushfire response information, 2020 Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grants, and shelterbelts and wildlife.

Bushfire Recovery Feature - Victorian Landcare magazine

The Winter 2010 issue (#49) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine was a feature on bushfire recovery.

Fire preparedness & prevention expenses for primary producers - ATO Fact Sheet

ATO fact sheet on primary producers' entitlement to claim income tax deductions for costs of fire emergency preparedness and prevention...

Reports

Impact of bushfires on water quality, soil erosion and sedimentation, and nutrient and carbon cycling.

Research

The Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) conducts research into the responses...