Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes


The following loans and grants are available under the NSW Disaster Assistance Schemes, in Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have been included in natural disaster declarations.

Individuals

The Office of Emergency Management may provide disaster relief grants to:

  • Individuals and families whose homes and essential household items have been destroyed or damaged by a natural disaster; and
  • People who have limited financial resources; and
  • People who have no insurance for essential household items and structural repairs to the home. 
For more information go to Disaster Assistance for Individuals.
 

Primary Producers

  • Loans: Urgent loans are available at a concessional interest rate.
  • Transport: Transport subsidies are available for the carriage of livestock, fodder and supplements for dairy cattle. 
  • The NSW Rural Assistance Authority administers these schemes.

Small Business

Councils

Sporting clubs

  • Loan assistance is available to sporting clubs for the restoration of essential facilities;
  • The NSW Rural Assistance Authority administers the loan component of the Scheme;
  • NSW Treasury administers the grant component of this scheme;
  • This finance is available to those unable to obtain assistance through normal channels;
  • Call (02) 9228 5062.

Churches and voluntary non-profit organisations

  • Loan assistance is available to churches and voluntary non-profit organisations for the restoration of essential facilities from The NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty Relief

  • Motorists whose cars have been written off as a result of a natural disaster may be eligible for a stamp duty refund on their replacement vehicle oferred by The Office of State Revenue.

Insurance


Legal Assistance

  • Contact LawAccess NSW to discuss legal problems and what assistance may be available from Legal Aid NSW, Community Legal Centres and other free legal assistance services in your area;
  • Legal Aid NSW lawyers may be able to provide free legal advice to people affected by disasters on a range of issues including insurance, tenancy, credit and debt problems.