Bushfire Support

There is a range of support available to people and businesses affected by the recent bushfire crisis.

New South Wales

For all incident and emergency information please visit NSW Rural Fire Service.

Service NSW

NSW Government is delivering bushfire recovery assistance to help people and businesses impacted by bushfires via Service NSW. The Service NSW specialists have information on a range of subjects including:

  • financial assistance
  • insurance and legal assistance
  • mental health
  • health and safety
  • accommodation
  • animals and livestock
  • rural programs and services
  • telco support

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NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

NSW DPI coordinate and provide recovery assistance and advice to landholders, primary producers, commercial fishers and other industries impacted by a natural disaster event. They have information available on:

  • livestock welfare
  • pasture and vegetation
  • water
  • pests and weeds
  • bees
  • aquaculture
  • horticulture
  • cropping
  • viticulture (including free smoke taint testing)
  • fish kills

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Victoria

For all incident and relief and recovery information please visit Emergency Victoria.

Bushfire Recovery Victoria

The Victorian Government has established Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV), a new, permanent and dedicated agency charged with listening, helping and delivering what the community needs in response to the bushfire crisis. They have information available for individuals, families, businesses, farmers and organisations on a range of topics including:

  • financial assistance
  • rural financial counselling
  • workplace issues
  • tax relief
  • services and utilities
  • livestock
  • clean up
  • fencing
  • fodder
  • insurance

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Visit Victoria Regional Events Fund Bushfire Recovery Round 

The Victorian Government has announced that a round of the Regional Events Fund will deliver up to $300,000 for events in bushfire-affected areas. Visit Victoria is managing the program and has made changes to the standard guidelines and processes in order to fast-track support for bushfire-affected communities.

The Bushfire recovery round is open until 27 March. Grants of up to $20,000 are available for eligible events. Applications will be assessed as they are submitted.

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