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Bushfire Recovery Assistance Summary

A range of assistance measures are available to support people affected by bushfires.

These are aimed at providing for immediate and short term needs, to support recovery from the bushfires across NSW.

Please note, a number of these measures have eligibility requirements.

This document, accurate at the time of publication (6 January 2020), is a summary of the assistance measures currently available.

Click here to download the document: Bushfire Recovery Assistance Information (pdf)

Legal Support and advice - Disaster Response Legal Service NSW

Disaster Response Legal Service NSW:
1800 801 529

Disaster Response Legal Service NSW can provide free legal support and assistance to people effected by diasters. They can help you with a range of issues including:

  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Financial hardship
  • Centrelink
  • Tenancy problems
  • Your rights at work
  • Replacing important documents
  • Domestic violence advice
  • Other everyday legal problems

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Swimming pools and bushfires

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