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Useful contact information for support and assistance for the NSW Bushfires

January 13, 2020

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS)

NCOSS has compiled a list of support services available to individuals and communities impacted by the NSW bushfires. This resource is a very comprehensive and living document that will be updated regularly. This resource covers financial support, housing, insurance, phone and mobile, food and clothing, childcare, pets and livestock, counselling, legal services and NDIS.

Service NSW

Service NSW has compiled a webpage to bring together information and contacts for people in bushfire affected communities . This resource covers financial support, along with assistance being provided through the NSW government with respect to a range of government services, including help where documentation has been destroyed in the fires.

Support for eligible volunteer firefighters

The NSW Government is administrating the Commonwealth Government’s Volunteer Financial Firefighters’ Financial Support Program, which is designed to help volunteer firefighters who have put time into volunteering in the current fire season, and have incurred a financial cost.

NSW Office of Emergency Management

Webpage providing details of assistance measures available to support people affected by bushfires. These are aimed at providing immediate and short term needs to support recovery from bushfires across NSW including financial support and clean up information.

Housing Industry Association

HIA bushfire recovery response 6 January 2020 and web information sheet on returning to bushfire affected areas.

Please do not hesitate to contact HIA on 1300 650 620 if you, or are aware of another member, that have been affected by the fires.