DRFA assistance offered to storm-affected LGAs in Vic, SA

Disaster assistance has been made available to communities in Victorian and South Australian local government areas affected by recent storms.

The storms in Victoria caused widespread power outages and damaged roads.

The Victorian local government areas where assistance is on offer include Banyule, Bass Coast, Bayside, Cardinia Shire, Casey, Colac Otway, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Hepburn, Knox City, Macedon Ranges, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Moorabool, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Pyrenees, Queenscliff, South Gippsland, Wellington, Whittlesea, and Yarra Ranges.

More local government areas are expected to become eligible for disaster recovery assistance.

The assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Affected local councils should contact Emergency Management Victoria via email ndfa@emv.vic.gov.au to discuss the availability of assistance.

Twenty-four council areas in South Australia were impacted by severe storms on 28 October.

The council areas where disaster assistance is available include Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Barunga West, Berri Barmera, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Cleve, Coorong, Elliston, Gawler, Karoonda East Murray, Light, Loxton Waikerie, Mid Murray, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Playford, Port Pirie, Renmark Paringa, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Tumby Bay, Wakefield, and Yorke Peninsula.