Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund

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The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund will support social and economic recovery in regional communities most affected by the 2019 -2020 bushfires.

Jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, this package supports projects that retain and create new jobs in regional areas, build resilience and increase preparedness for future bushfire seasons.  

Funding is now available in the following three categories: 

  • Infrastructure projects, such as roads to support increased industrial development. 
  • Environmental projects, such as regeneration activities. 
  • Programs including social, business and environmental education initiatives. 


Detailed information about eligibility, funding categories, how to apply for funding and the assessment process can be found in the Bushfire Local Economic Program Guidelines.

Apply Now

Applications for the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund are now open.  You can complete and submit your application through the online portal.

applications close at 2pm on Friday 28 January 2021.