Bushfire Assistance

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.