Fire Recovery Resources

Practical land management fire recovery information for private 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 the links below come from a wide range of sources including Agriculture Victoria, Department of Energy, Environment abd Climate Action (DEECA), VicEmergency, Country Fire Authority (CFA), local governments, Catchment Management Authorities, agencies, and Landcare networks etc.

In February 2024 the links in these webpages have been updated and revised by Victorian Landcare Program staff at DEECA to provide current land management information for private landowners impacted by the February 2024 bushfires in Western Victoria.

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

As additional fire recovery land management-related information becomes available it will be included in 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 or should be included here please send the information to John Robinson (DEECA) via Please go to the links below for more information on each topic.  

Assistance & Support Services

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

Bushfire recovery features of Victorian Landcare magazine

The Winter 2020 and Winter 2010 issues of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine are features on Landcare's role...


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


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

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...


Recovery from fire damage in fruit orchards, blueberries, raspberries, hybrid blackberries & olive groves.


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.


The Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) at the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) conducts research into the responses...

Videos - after the 2009 & 2014 fires

Videos to assist landholders with bush fire recovery on: building sediment fences, erosion, weeds, land productivity, native animals, and community...

Water quality

Impact of bushfires on water quality.


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


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