Disaster Recovery Resources

Jan 9, 2020

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION IN THE WAKE OF THE 2019/2020 BUSHFIRES (7 JANUARY 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

Resources

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.
 

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