Disaster Assistance

Information for Tingha Plateau, Bruxner Highway and Wallangarra Fires.

TINGHA PLATEAU FIRES RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINT TRANSITION

From Monday 4 March, the Tingha Sport and Rec Club will return to its regular operations. Thank you to all the wonderful staff, volunteers and community members who have helped over the last two weeks. 

All support services that were located at the the club are continuing and can be contacted directly.

​Disaster Welfare Assistance Line
​1800 018 444
​Animal and Agriculture Hotline
​1800 814 647
​NSW Mental Health Line
​1800 011 511
​Armidale Council 
​1300 136 833
​Inverell Council 
02 6728 8288

BRUXNER HIGHWAY FIRES RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINT TRANSITION 

From Monday 4 March, the Tabulam Hall will return to its regular community activities. Thank you to all the wonderful staff, volunteers and community members who have helped over the last two weeks. 

All support services that were located at the hall are continuing and can be contacted directly.

​Disaster Welfare Assistance Line 
​1800 018 444
​Animal and Agriculture Hotline 
​1800 814 647
​NSW Mental Health Line
​1800 011 511
Tenterfield Council
​02 6736 6000
Kyogle Council
02 6632 2228


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.

Asbestos

After a fire, all fibro fragments should be considered to contain asbestos, unless they come from a building constructed after 1990.

If the area containing fibro is less than 10m2, residents may remove it using gloves and a P2 mask. The waste must be double bagged , sealed and separated from other waste. Contact your local council for removal.

If the area containing fibro is greater than 10m2 it needs to be removed by a licensed operator. This can be arranged through your insurance company.

 

Emergency repairs

If your property has been damaged by the recent fires:

Contact your insurance company for assistance with temporary protection and repairs.

Information on accessing assistance from your insurance company can be found here

Unlicensed tradespeople

After a fire you may be contacted by tradespeople offering to repair your damaged property.

Be careful and ensure they are licensed before agreeing to anything. You may also need approval from your insurer before commencing any repairs.

NSW Fair Trading has an online tool where you can verify a tradesperson is licensed and qualified to do the job you need.