6.20 Role of Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services is responsible for the following Relief and Recovery activities:

  • Coordinate recovery planning and management at state and regional levels;
  • Coordinate all aspects of recovery, including state/commonwealth departments, local government, non-government organisations and agencies;
  • The Department of Human Services coordinates the recovery activities across the social, economic, natural and built environments.
  • Coordinate provision of personal support (psychological first aid) at incident sites and across the community.
  • Provide community information and facilitate community redevelopment programs.
  • Support Councils and community recovery committees in recovery planning and managing recovery activities.
  • Provide advice, information and assistance to affected individuals, communities, funded agencies and municipal councils.

6.19 Replacement of essential water taken during fire fighting

6.21 Sharing of Personal Information