Community Recovery

Our department is the functional lead agency for human and social recovery, more commonly known as Community Recovery. We work with 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 non-government organisations (NGOs) to identify vulnerable individuals and families and assist them directly following a disaster event. 

  • Category C - FNQ and NQ monsoon trough Community Development Officers

    Eight Community Development Officers have been appointed from 2019-2021 to work across 10 local government areas to support community-led initiatives, facilitate linkages and partnerships between groups, and support and enable recovery and resilience planning to build upon the strengths and capabilities of monsoon-affected communities.

  • Category C – FNQ and NQ monsoon trough flexible funding grants

    Over two years from 2019 to 2021, a total of $15.5M (GST exclusive) will be made available through two open funding rounds to provide flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, and Local Governments in the declared disaster affected local government areas.

  • Category C - CQ bushfires flexible funding grants

    2019 CQ bushfires flexible funding grants.

  • 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 by disasters and emergencies.