Social Recovery Reference Group

The Social Recovery Reference Group (SRRG) is established to drive the human services perspective in emergency management, promoting the centrality of community in all recovery efforts following a disaster event.



The following are among the papers endorsed by the SRRG, indicating nationally agreed approaches:

Community-led project

Part one:

Part two (encompasses two documents):


Case studies


Social Recovery Professional Development Mentoring Program

The Social Recovery Professional Development Mentoring Program supports eligible practitioners in the human and social community recovery sectors to develop knowledge, skills and experience through mentoring.

The program aims to:

  • contribute to the development of a robust, skilled recovery workforce to support communities
  • increase knowledge sharing across Australia and New Zealand, to foster innovation and the pursuit of best practice.

At present, the program invites applications for mentor and mentoree positions to all Social Recovery Reference Group (SRRG) member agencies in Australia and New Zealand. All levels of mentoree experience will be accommodated. The SRRG is exploring possibilities to expand the program to involve community groups and non-government organisations in future.

Openings to take part in the program are ongoing.

For more information contact Louise Mitchell, National Consultant to the Social Recovery Reference Group, at

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