Disaster Assistance

Information for those affected by the Northern NSW fires, September 2019.

Disaster Welfare Assistance Points

If you have been impacted the fires and need information or support please visit one of the following assistance points:

Drake Village Resource Centre

Fairfield Street, Drake.

Saturday 21 September - 10am to 2pm

Monday to Wednesday - 9am - 4pm


Ebor Community Information Hub

Waterfall Way, Ebor.

Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm


If you have been affected by the Bees Nest Bush Fire, please call the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line

Ph:1800 018 444

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Disaster Assistance Scheme

There are a number of assistance schemes available to those in areas declared Natural Disasters, including Personal Hardship, assistance for Small Business and assistance for local councils.

More information can be found here.

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.

Note: Financial assistance via this grant is administered by the NSW State Government. It is separate from the one-off Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Payment.

More information on disaster assistance for individuals.