Following the devastating bushfires on the NSW South Coast, the Australian Government has made available a range of financial assistance to help with clean up and recovery.
Natural disaster recovery grants provide immediate relief to farmers and small businesses, for clean-up and restoration costs in the aftermath of extreme natural disasters.
Grants are available for eligible small businesses, sporting clubs and not-for-profit organisations.
Primary producers and small businesses can only claim for damage or the portion of damage that is not covered by insurance. Damage that is covered by insurance is not eligible.
Not-for-profit organisations must be in a situation where they have incurred costs as a result of the disaster, which are not recoverable through insurance, and they do not have the financial capacity to pay the costs from their own funds or reserves.
Further information including full eligibility, FAQ's and how to apply is available on the Rural Assistance Authority website or by calling 1800 678 593.
For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.
Landholders impacted by bushfire who require assistance with emergency fodder and water, or with livestock assessment can call the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 (open between 8am-8pm) or visit the Local Land Services website.