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Rosedale Fire Recovery

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Current Fire Situation 

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The Rosedale - West Boundary Track South fire began on 4 January 2019 and was brought under control (Level 1) on Monday 14 January 2019. The bushfire was 12,178 hectares in size and covered an area including Holey Plains State Park and HVP Longford plantations, south of the Longford-Rosedale Road, east of Merton Vale Road and north of Merriman Creek. The bushfire was 6.3km south of Rosedale. The majority of the impacts from the fire were on state forest and pine plantations owned by HVP.  

Below is information on support that is available for private property owners who experienced losses as a result of the Rosedale Fire. 



The recovery following this fire is being coordinated by Wellington Shire Council, in conjunction with partners as specified in the Wellington Municipal Emergency Management Plan.

Please make contact with the Municipal Recovery Manager, Wellington Shire Council on 1300 366 244 or email


Fencing Assistance

Fencing labour support (can be requested through the Municipal Recovery Manager, Wellington Shire Council, phone 1300 366 244) who will assist to co-ordinate support from various agencies such as:

  • Catchment Management Authority - Running a drought employment program where assistance may be accessed.
  • Fulham Prison work crews.
  • Blazeaid has a program for faming families and individuals impacted by natural disasters. The program provides volunteer labour and financial assistance towards fencing costs. Register online at 


Fodder Assistance

Need for Feed through Lions Clubs, register for assistance online

Victorian Farmers Federation, phone 1300 882 833. 


Other Assistance 

Drought relief funding, $3,000 grants available from: 


Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund 

There is an application process through the Municipal Recovery Manager at Wellington Shire Council for impacted property owners to access financial assistance through Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund. Please telephone 1300 366 244 if you would like more information about this.

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