Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund is constituted to assist people who reside in or live adjacent to the Gippsland municipalities of Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe, Baw Baw, Wellington and East Gippsland, who suffer loss or are in necessitous circumstances arising from bush fire, flood or other incident as allowed for in the fund’s statement of purpose.
All referrals to GERF must be endorsed by the affected Council’s Municipal Recovery Manager.
Financial assistance will be provided for initial relief to affected people. Further requests for funds will be considered in very special circumstances.
The Committee of Management is charged with the responsibility of providing the funds and final decision on distribution of funds.
Any surplus will be held by the fund for future fire, flood, or other incident relief in the region.