The Connecting Community to Builders Program is here to help you get back on your feet after the October 2022 floods by connecting you with local tradespeople who can assist in rebuilding your home.

How to get started

  1. Register: Begin by filling out your details in the form below.
  2. Specify your needs: Let us know if you require a builder, a plumber, or both.
  3. Submit your request.

Once you've submitted your request, here's how the program works:

  1. We review your request: We'll review your application to check if it meets our eligibility criteria.
  2. Receive a list: Within three business days, you'll receive an email with a list of registered and available tradespeople in your area.
  3. Choose your tradesperson: You can review this list and select the tradesperson who suits your needs best.

Due to high demand, some trades may not be available in your area. We're doing our best to connect you with the right people as quickly as possible.

More about the program

Matching with builders and tradespeople: After you've made your choice, we'll send you a list of approved builders and tradespeople ready to work on your project. You can then directly communicate with your selected professional to coordinate the services that align with your needs.

Quality assurance: We've handpicked only fully registered and accredited tradespeople from reputable associations to ensure you receive top-quality service.

Permit guidance: If you're planning any building work, it's essential to determine whether you need a planning permit, a building permit, or both. We recommend consulting with your local council for guidance on permit requirements.

Program duration: The program is scheduled to run until June 30, 2025. If needed, your project can continue after this date if you and your chosen tradespeople agree.

Data privacy: All your personal details are handled in strict accordance with Victorian Government privacy laws. For more information, refer to our privacy policy.

Register your details

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Please request either a builder, a plumber, or both (Required)

By clicking submit I understand that information I have provided here will used and disclosed according to DTPs privacy policy for the purposes of which it is being collected, where necessary for DTPs functions and activities, or where DTP is required or authorised to do so by law. For more information, please view our privacy notice.

Additional support

For additional support, visit reconstruction after storm or flood and Emergency Recovery Victoria.

More information

If you have any questions or need additional information about the program, please feel free to email us at

Page last updated: 15/12/23