Our bushfire response

If you have been affected by the NSW bushfires, we are here to help.

There are a number of support options and resources available through the department.

If you can't find what you're looking for here, visit Service NSW or contact them on 13 77 88.

Housing and property

Property owners impacted by the bushfires can find support throughout the recovery and rebuilding process, including on emergency accommodation, returning to your property, rebuilding and repairing.

Visit the Planning website for more information.

Emergency temporary accommodation is now available for those who are temporarily or permanently displaced as a result of the NSW bushfires, including rental bond and advance rent costs, and accommodation options in local communities.

Visit the Communities and Justice website for more information.

Property owners in bushfire-affected regions will have their Notices of Valuation delayed until April 2020.

Visit the Valuer General website for more information.

The NSW Government is coordinating the clean-up of NSW residences and businesses impacted by the NSW bushfires for both insured and uninsured properties.

Visit Service NSW's website for more information.

To help people dispose of their bushfire generated waste quickly and easily, the NSW Government has waived the waste levy fees in bushfire-affected areas.

Visit the the NSW Environment Protection Authority website for more information.

Emergency assistance is available to bushfire-affected landholders, animal managers (including beekeepers), and those with concerns about livestock, pets, companion animals or wildlife.

Visit the Local Land Services website for more information.


A central place for all resources and support options for farm management and primary producers including financial assistance and ways to support health and wellbeing.

Visit the Primary Industries website for more information.

Available financial assistance grants, loans and subsidies for bushfire and drought affected primary producers, small business and not for profit organisations.

Visit the Rural Assistance Authority website for more information.

Business owners

Support bushfire-affected communities and small businesses by shopping with them directly online via the Buy Regional initiative. If you're a business owner, you can also create your own online store.

Visit the NSW Government website for more information.

Wildlife and habitat support

Information and support is available for community and wildlife rehabilitation groups involved in rescuing and caring for injured and distressed native wildlife after an emergency.

Visit the Environment, Energy and Science website.

Water management

Critical information for councils about how to monitor and measure town water quality and manage potential issues.

Visit the Industry NSW website for more information.


To assist with the bushfire recovery effort, online charity, GIVIT, has partnered with the NSW government to provide an easy way of giving directly people in need without overwhelming Councils and charities on the ground.

Visit the GIVIT website for more information.

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