The 2019-20 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.

Grants will contribute to the targets in Protecting Victoria's Environment - Biodiversity 2037 to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.


A total of $900,000 is available. 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

Applications closed5.00pm on Monday 20 July 2020
Project completed and final report submittedFriday 31 December 2021


To apply, follow the link to the appropriate Catchment Management Authority website. Please read the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants Guidelines and FAQ (available on each CMA website) before you apply.

North East Catchment Management Authority

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority