Bushfire information and support

Bushfire information and support

Murray PHN acknowledges the devastation and loss of life and property during the 2019-2020 bushfires.

As a community and region we know that will be dealing with the physical and emotional impacts of these fires for the next few months and even potentially years ahead.

Murray PHN will continue to play a very important role in supporting our North East Victorian health service providers and communities in the bushfire risk, recovery and post recovery phases, which will be enhanced by the Federal Government’s Bushfire Relief Package.

Mental health support

It's normal for a traumatic events to affect people emotionally, even if not directly affected these events can re-trigger previous memories and emotions. This may even happen weeks or months afterwards.

We have funded APMHA HealthCare to provide free counselling services and advice options to people in our region affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. This service is available 9am-6pm Monday to Friday by calling 1300 514 811.

For more information click here for the flyer, and click here to visit AMPHA HealthCare's bushfire webpage.

Information and resources for health professionals

My Health Record and SafeScript have been valuable sources of health information, including medicines and allergies, for treating evacuees and holiday makers who are not regular patients or for whom medical records cannot be accessed.

Mental health services

As well as funding APMHA HealthCare, Murray PHN is supporting North East Victorian communities through implementing changes to access and eligibility criteria for primary mental health and psychosocial recovery services.

Click here to access APMHA HealthCare: Bushfire counselling phone line referral pathways for North East Victoria (version 3.0) and poster for how to access support

For more mental health resources

For more information and resources 

Information and resources for individuals

For other assistance

Page last updated 1 April 2020