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Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants in North East Victoria

The 2019-2020 Victorian bushfires have been exceptional in size and impact. 

Additional funding has been provided by the Victorian Government in response to the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires for the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants

These grants will support bushfire recovery activities for communities affected by fire in the North East, East Gippsland and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Areas. 


A total of $900,000 is available across the three regions. Successful applicants’ projects can receive up to:  

  • $10,000 for private landholders (Stream 1)
  • $30,000 for environmental volunteer groups (Stream 2)
  • $50,000 for environmental volunteer networks (Stream 3)

Key Dates 

On 12 October 2020, the Victorian Government has announced the recipients of the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants.

There have been 22 projects allocated $350,840 in the North East Catchment Management Authority region including:

  • Stream 1 - $116,579
  • Stream 2 - $134,371
  • Stream 3 - $99,890

Download the full list of the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants grants and recipients (PDF)


Applications closed: 5.00pm Monday 20 July 2020  

Project completed and final report submitted: Friday 31 December 2021 


Please note, applicants or projects must be within the identified 2019/20 bushfire extent area.  Please check via the North East CMA Site Mapping tool http://arcg.is/19OLPi to see the boundaries.

Download the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants Guidelines (PDF)


Frequently Asked Questions

PDF file - Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants FAQ.



Please read the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants Guidelines and FAQ before you apply.

Applications Now Closed



Richard Dalkin
Landcare and Partnerships Officer
North East Catchment Management Authority
Ph. 02 6043 7630
E: richard.dalkin@necma.vic.gov.au