Bush fire assistance and support
Information on how to claim for Disaster Recovery Assistance at the Commonwealth and State levels. The information is taken from the responsible department and authority’s websites.
The Department of Home Affairs is responsible at the Commonwealth level, and the relevant state authority at a State level. For NSW it is the Rural Assistance Authority.
The Australian Government has announced a comprehensive bushfire recovery package. As part of this package it is providing $76 million for immediate, short term and medium term mental health support for individuals, families and communities, including emergency services personnel, impacted by the ongoing bushfire emergency.