Funding and awards
Disaster Welfare Assistance Line - 1800 018 444
The Disaster Welfare Assistance Line can provide you with information about disaster relief grants for content and structural repairs, available to low income earners with no insurance. The provision of these grants is not dependent on a natural disaster being declared.
Disaster Assistance for Individuals
Financial assistance may be available to people affected by a disaster who are experiencing financial hardship and who are unable to meet the cost of repairs for essential household contents and/or structural repairs to their homes.
More information on Disaster Assistance for Individuals
Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes
There are a number of schemes available to those in areas declared Natural Disasters, including Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council, Sporting Clubs, Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty and more. More information on Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes
More information on Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes
Emergency Services Funding
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services collects statutory contributions to fund the State's fire and emergency services. Local Councils and the Insurance Industry contribute to the Fire and Emergency Services levies in quarterly installments payable on 1 August, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April each year.
More information on Emergency Services Funding
Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)
Funding for 2012-13 has now closed
New South Wales, with the largest population of all the Australian States and Territories, is exposed to significant disaster risks including severe storms, floods and bush fires.
To improve the resilience of the community of New South Wales, the State and Commonwealth Governments have established the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP). The NDRP supports a wide range of activities including research and development, disaster risk assessments, physical works and engineering measures, community education and engagement programs and projects that support emergency management volunteers.More information on the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)
2012 Resilient Australia Awards (formerly the Australian Safer Communities Awards)
The 2012 Resilient Australia Awards are now closed.
The Resilient Australia Awards is an Australian Government initiative sponsored by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, in conjunction with States and Territories. They recognise innovative practices and achievements across the nation that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.
The awards cover all aspects of building disaster resilience including: risk assessment; research; education and training; information and knowledge management; prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
More information on the Resilient Australia Awards 2012