Disaster Recovery Resources

Jan 9, 2020


If you or someone you know needs support, the following free services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Mensline – 1300 789 978
  • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
  • Beyondblue – 1300 22 4636

Disaster Assistance

Visit the National Bushfire Recovery Agency for the latest updates.

To support relief and recovery following a declared natural disaster, a range of assistance measures are available. Current LGA declarations are available at raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/declared-natural-disasters.

Additional assistance for farmers


Related – Bushfires and scams

There are currently a wide range of appeals raising funds for people and animals affected by the bushfires. Unfortunately, some of these are scams. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has set up a hotline for people worried about bushfire charity scams – 1300 795 995. Reports can also be made on the Scamwatch website – scamwatch.gov.au/news/bushfires-and-scams.

Factsheet - Support for fire-affected small businesses - 6 January 2020
Get back to business - a guide to recovering from disaster

Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program

Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program

People across regional NSW can celebrate their community and reconnect with neighbours and friends at local markets, carnivals, festivals and fairs, thanks to a new $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program. Eligible applicants must be local...

read more
UTS Innovation Leadership Masterclass

UTS Innovation Leadership Masterclass

When: 17 May 2022,  8:30 am - 10:30 amWhere: Online event delivered via Zoom In this first Innovation Leadership Masterclass brought to you by RDA Far South Coast and the SME@UTS program, we focus on how organisations can use innovation methods like design thinking,...

read more
2022 Heywire Winners Announced

2022 Heywire Winners Announced

Since 1998, Heywire has become a powerful platform for rural youth to share their stories and make a difference in their communities. This year, hundreds of people entered from across Australia. The winners were chosen for “telling it like it is” about life in their...

read more
Translate »