Storm 13 February 2024

During the extreme weather event of 13 February 2024 areas of the shire were impacted by a storm and wind event that occurred during the wind change that hit the region on that evening.

Homes were impacted by trees and flying debris with roofs damaged. Trees on roadsides fell and impacted properties. Council’s roadsides and parks had many trees falling during the high winds.

There is support available for impacted communities.

For an overview of the support available download the Emergency Recovery Victoria support document(PDF, 74KB)You can also visit the VicEmergency website and view the Relief and Recovery tab for further information. 

Clean Up Program

February Fires, Storms and Floods AGRN 1108: Horsham Rural City Council, Ararat Rural City Council, Northern Grampians Shire, Moorabool Shire Council, Golden Plains Shire, Pyrenees Shire Council. 

Register for clean up by calling 1800 560 760 or go to (scroll down to the bottom for the form to enter details). 

Victoria Emergency Recovery Hotline: 1800 560 760

Referral support includes:

  • apply for payments and get financial help
  • find services to support your recovery
  • progress an insurance claim
  • refer you to mental health or wellbeing services
  • learn tips to help you or your family cope with stress
  • get legal support
  • get support for your business.

Prolonged power outage payment:

Households without power for prolonged periods following the storm are eligible. For more details on this payment visit the ESC website.