Vic Emergency (managed by Emergency Management Victoria)  

Information and updates on current emergency warnings and incidents across Victoria. http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/ 

Emergency Victoria also provide more specific advice and resources in line with significant events, including the June 2021 storm and flood impact. https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/relief/#floods_and_storms_june_2021  

 

Grants and Assistance 

 

Disaster Assist  

State Government advised immediate funding recovery arrangements for the June 2021 storm and flood event. https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/Pages/disasters/current-disasters/Victoria/vic-floods-storms-09-06-2021.aspx  

 

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund  

A volunteer-run registered charity established to provide immediate short-term funds to Gippslanders affected by natural disaster. IT is funded by donations from businesses, with all donations returned to the community. https://www.gerf.org.au/ 

A number of Local Government areas across Victoria have been impacted by this event through flooding, significant storm damage, and prolonged power outages. You may wish to contact your local council directly to discuss whether they are providing additional financial or direct support assistance at this time. 

 

Recovery and care of cultural collections 

 

Blue Shield Australia  

Blue Shield Australia (BSA) provide a range of resources available to assist cultural and collecting organisations with flood recovery, and include a recovery checklist. https://blueshieldaustralia.org.au/resources/flood-recovery/ 

 

AICCM 

The AICCM is a not-for-profit organisation concerned with the conservation, preservation, research of, and access to Australia’s tangible and intangible cultural, historical and scientific heritage. 

The AICCM has a range of disaster resources available, including a brochure on flood. https://aiccm.org.au/disaster   

 

Volunteer Register / Requests for Assistance 

Expressions of interest received from conservators to volunteer their time and /or services are collated by the AICCM Secretariat in a register. If members or organisations request assistance in regards to conservation of cultural heritage, AICCM offer to put people in contact with each other. Contact: Michelle Berry (secretariat@aiccm.org.au) 

 

Professional conservator directory 

The AICCM has a directory of Professional Conservators available on its website: https://aiccm.org.au/need-a-conservator 

 

Flood Victoria 

General information regarding flood recovery: https://www.floodvictoria.vic.gov.au/recovery

 

Resources  

AMaGA Victoria Disaster Resources  

Museums & Galleries NSW Flood Recovery

Museums & Galleries QLD 'Be Prepared: Guidelines for small museums for writing a disaster preparedness plan'