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
- Clean-up assistance
- Animal welfare
- 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
- Legal assistance
- 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
- Waste disposal
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.