Victorian Bushfire Crisis - Supporting Our Peers

Date: 13 Jan 20

The impact of the recent bushfires in Australia has been well documented. We have all seen the devastation unfolding across Victoria, New South Wales and other parts of Australia. We also understand that there are still two months of extreme weather ahead and that this is an ongoing situation.

The REIV has contacted all Member agencies in the disaster zones to offer support and most importantly understand how best we can assist them in re-establishing their communities. Their feedback is helping design the type of support they need most.


The REIV through the REIV Charitable Foundation is raising funds to support the victims. We will consider feedback provided by impacted Members to direct the funds raised, so as to best support the communities. 

All donations for this Bushfire Appeal to the REIV Charitable Foundation, a registered ACNC body, will be provided to a vetted Victorian Bushfire Relief Charity, in full.

The REIV is also participating in a broader industry led response to the bushfire crisis, "Beyond the Bricks". A large number of real estate brands have come together and are working with relief organisations to support the bushfire affected communities and wildlife with the campaign #BeyondtheBricks. Beyond the Bricks is a three-phase plan to provide assistance not only during the crisis but to the communities most affected in the aftermath. 





The CAV website offers information covering a range of situations, to help Victorians affected by the bushfires. These include damaged or destroyed rental properties and vehicles; clean ups and repairs; fake tradies; fundraising scams; and more. READ MORE

The REIV Information Officers are also on-hand to assist with any queries you may have. Please call us on 03 9205 6666.


REIV is urging holiday homeowners, in the bushfire impacted areas, to consider leasing their properties to assist the housing requirements of local residents. 

With many homes impacted, a lot of bushfire affected residents will be turning to rental homes while their homes are rebuilt, a process that will be made harder given the lack of rental homes already available in this region.

Housing was already limited in this region, with East Gippsland and Wellington Shire having a rental vacancy rate of just 0.9%, Latrobe Valley on 1.3%, the Wodonga region on 1.7% and the Goulbourn Valley on 2.5%.