Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Community Recovery

Our department is the functional lead agency for human and social recovery, more commonly known as Community Recovery. We work with the local government to provide advice, support and/or additional resources to support the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of people affected by a disaster that assist in building resilience in the community.

To do this, we work across our current functional areas — i.e. disability services, community services, seniors — as well as other government agencies and NGOs to identify vulnerable individuals and families and assist them directly following a disaster event.

  • 2018 Community Recovery Forum wrap-up

    We hosted the third annual Community Recovery (Human and Social Recovery) Forum on 25 October 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Its theme was Communities thriving, not just surviving. Find inspiring take-aways from the forum.

Community Recovery support and services

Assistance is available for Queenslanders impacted disasters and emergencies.