Human and Social Functional Recovery Group

Human and social recovery relates to the emotional, social, physical and psychological health and well-being of individuals, families and communities following a disaster. The Human and Social Recovery Group aims to address:

  • access to timely information
  • assistance to reconnect with families, friends and community networks
  • enabling people to manage their own recovery through access to information and a range of services and/or practical assistance, including financial assistance for those individuals and households who are most vulnerable and do not have the means to finance their own recovery.
  • access to emotional, psychological and mental health support at individual, family and community levels (psychosocial support), and
  • assistance to maintain a sense of equilibrium in life and move forward into a changed reality.

Lead Agency 

Department of Communities.

The Human and Social Functional Recovery Group is chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts.


  • Australian Red Cross
  • Chaplaincy Australia
  • Community Services Industry Alliance
  • Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services
  • Department of  Communities 
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy and Public Works
  • Department of Housing
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Foodbank Queensland
  • Good Shepherd Australia
  • Multicultural Australia
  • National Disability Insurance Agency
  • National Emergency Management Agency
  • NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission
  • Orange Sky Australia
  • Queensland Health (Health system and clinical access, Public Health, Mental Health)
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority
  • Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority
  • Salvation Army
  • Save the Children Australia
  • Services Australia
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • UnitingCare Community (Lifeline)
  • Uniting Church of Australia
  • Volunteering Queensland.

(Last updated 26/06/2023. Source: Queensland Recovery Plan (June 2023) - Annexure C.)