Dadswells Bridge Fire Recovery

This page has information about support available to residents impacted by the Dadswells Bridge fire. 

Emergency Recovery hotline - 1800 560 760

  • If you have been affected by the February 2024 Western Victoria bushfires, support is available to help you in your recovery.
  • Call the hotline on 1800 560 760 from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends. Press 9 for an interpreter.
  • Information about recovery supports is also available on the VicEmergency website.

Windermere Recovery Support Program
Windermere Bushfire Recovery Support Flyer(PDF, 554KB)

Council drop-in info sessions

Drop-in sessions from Horsham Rural City Council and Grampians Community Health staff have been scheduled at the Dadswells Bridge Hall.

  • Tuesday 20 February 2024, 4pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday 21 February 2024, 4pm to 6pm
  • Friday 23 February 2024, 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 29 February 2024, 4pm to 6pm
  • BlazeAid Community Information session, Thursday 14 March 2024, 5-6.30pm - Dadswells Bridge Hall

Emergency contacts

Emergency contacts list.pdf(PDF, 108KB)

Health advice

Business support

For business support and assistance, please contact Council's Business and Tourism Team on or 5382 9507.

Legal assistance

Disaster Legal Help Flyer.pdf(PDF, 820KB)
Disaster Legal Help Victoria website

Counselling and mental health services

Mental Health Support flyer 2024.pdf(PDF, 223KB)

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) - Victoria West
Free, independent and confidential financial and wellbeing counselling services to farmers and small business owners in rural areas of Western Victoria
P: 1300 735 578


  • Basecamp Status: OPENING 14 March 2024 - Tiny Away Escape at Grampians Edge, 20 Krause Road, Dadswells Bridge
  • Community information night: Thursday 14 March 2024, 5-6.30pm at the Dadswells Bridge Hall
  • Address: Tiny Away Escape at Grampians Edge, 20 Krause Road, Dadswells Bridge
  • Coordinators: Lyn and Stan 0409 804 844
  • General Enquiries:  Debbie Buttler 0418 990 267
  • Email:

If you've been impacted by the fire and need help with fencing contact the BlazeAid Halls Gap Camp Coordinators (Lyn or Stan) as soon as possible.

Volunteer cooks required for evening meals. If you can help, please contact Lyn or Stan on 0409 804 844.

Kerbside waste collection

Please continue to leave your bins out on your regular collection day. Our drivers will do their best to empty all bins, however delays may occur if road access is limited. If your bin is not emptied on your normal collection day, please leave it on the kerbside and we will return as soon as possible to collect it. 

Essential water replacement

The Essential Water Replacement Scheme was put in place for the replacement of essential water used during bushfire operations by Victoria’s fire agencies.  

If you believe essential water needs replacing on your property, please submit an essential water replacement claim form Essential water replacement form(PDF, 158KB) or visit the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action website.

Help for wildlife

To report wildlife impacted by fire for the Bellfield–Stapylton fire, call 1300 356 682.

Report an issue to Council

If you need to report a road, tree or other safety issue on Council-managed land that could pose an immediate risk to public safety, please report it online here.

Otherwise, call our customer service team on 53829777 during business hours, Monday to Friday.

Community meetings

Two community meetings with representatives from emergency services and HRCC have been held at the Dadswells Bridge Hall. 

A recording of the latest meeting on Friday February 16 is available below. 

Fire information 

VicEmergency - Grampians is the leading source of up-to-date information for the Dadswells Bridge and Pomonal fires but always use more than one source of information. For information on how to stay informed, click on the Important emergency information tab

Make sure you have a portable battery operated radio and spare batteries to stay informed during an emergency in case your power is cut off.

Emergency awareness brochure.pdf

Plan and prepare for an emergency

To learn more about planning for bushfires and other emergencies, click on the Plan and prepare for an emergency tab

Emergency preparedness brochure.pdf

Handy links


People wanting to donate to the fire victims can do so via GIVIT