Australian Bushfire Assistance
IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY BUSHFIRES
The NSW Office of Emergency Management has provided a range of information and assistance for people affected by bushfires. These are aimed at providing for immediate and short-term needs, to support recovery from the bushfires across NSW.
More information about assistance is available here, including:
Immediate emergency assistance
Emergency temporary accommodation
Commonwealth Government Disaster Recovery Payment
Commonwealth Government Disaster Recovery Allowance
NSW Government Disaster Relief Grants
Primary producer assistance
Small business assistance
Emergency Bushfire Response in primary Industries Grants Program
Potable water assistance
Mental health and wellbeing assistance
Farm Gate counsellors
Volunteer firefighters’ financial support
Sporting club assistance
Church and non-profit organisation assistance
Motor vehicle stamp duty relief
Replacement of documents
The Community Recovery Information #3 newsletter is available here.
As communities in Australia experience devastating bushfires, there are a number of ways to assist including supporting the Singleton branch of the Australian Red Cross by purchasing a Wish gift card and dropping it into the Singleton Argus office.
Alternatively, you can also support a number of organisations who are on the ground providing assistance to people including:
The Australian Red Cross
Donations may be made at www.redcross.org.au; call 1800 733 276 during business hours; or at Commonwealth Bank branches
The Salvation Army
Donations may be made at www.salvationarmy.org.au; call 13 72 58; or at Woolworths checkouts
To donate to the NSW Rural Fire Service or your local brigade, click here or make a direct deposit to the NSW Rural Fire Service, Westpac BSB 032-001, Account No 171051. You can also post a cheque or money order to NSW Rural Fire Service, Locked Bag 17, Granville NSW 2142.
To donate to the Wires Emergency Fund for wildlife rescue, click here.