A range of government assistance measures are available to support people affected by bushfires. These are aimed at providing the immediate and short term needs, to support recovery from the bushfires across NSW.

Please visit the following link for public contact information for bushfire recovery assistance:

NSW Bushfires 2019-20 Recovery Assistance

Yesterday Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced $1 billion in funding to repair key infrastructure across NSW communities impacted by bushfires.

It is vital to start the recovery process as soon as possible, and a big part of that is ensuring we repair the state’s infrastructure, which supports our local communities

The funding will prioritise the repair and rebuilding of vital infrastructure, such as roads, rail-lines, bridges, schools, health facilities and communications facilities, which have been damaged or destroyed in the bushfire crisis.

This announcement is on top of the NSW Government’s disaster assistance funding for this bushfire season of up to $231 million already committed.

This includes;

  • $166 million to fight fires on top of the record 2019/20 RFS Budget.
  • $25 million to facilitate the clean-up of both insured and uninsured homes damaged or destroyed by the fires.
  • $23 million for grants of up to $15,000 for primary producers and small businesses to assist with clean-up and the replacement of infrastructure.
  • $6 million for additional mental health services for individuals, community groups and emergency services personnel.
  • $11 million to fund the Economic Recovery and Community Resilience Grants Program.

Ms Berejiklian said following initial discussions with the Federal Government, it has been confirmed that the Federal Government contribution will focus on direct payments to individuals, small business and local councils.

“The NSW Government’s focus will be to rebuild and where appropriate, improve the infrastructure,” Ms Berejiklian said.