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. community services and housing, 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 funding

    Read about the funding and grants made available to non-government organisations in areas impacted by declared disasters.

  • Community Recovery Forum

    The annual Community Recovery forum aims to bring together government, non-government organisations and the private sector to explore human and social recovery challenges and opportunities for the future.

  • Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and Toolkit

    The DIDRR framework and toolkit helps to ensure the needs and voices of people with disability are included in disaster risk management and guides their preparedness.

Community Recovery staff member

Community Recovery support and assistance

Community Recovery support and assistance may be available for Queenslanders following a disaster. To find out if support is available visit the website or call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.