A bushfire started to the south-east of Bega and has impacted properties in the Tathra and Reedy Swamp area. A number of homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the fire.
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The Centre is a one stop shop for fire impacted residents to access assistance and information from a variety of agencies and organisations. Anybody impacted by the fire is invited to access recovery support services.
The Recovery Centre is located at the Bega Council offices and the Civic Centre will resume its usual services.
More than 300 households have registered at the centre and recovery services can continue to be accessed through the Bega Valley Shire Council offices.
Sapphire Coast Buslines provides bus services to the Bega Valley.
free shuttle bus is running between Tathra Surf Club and the Recovery Centre at Bega Civic Centre.
Disaster assistance has been made available for communities affected by bushfire in the Bega Valley Local Government Area.
For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Disaster Welfare Assistance line on 1800 018 444.
For more information about assistance and how to apply see the Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes.
Recovering from a disaster can be a marathon not a sprint. It’s important to take time to look after yourself and to have people around that can listen and support you.
See the factsheet for tips on how to look after your health and wellbeing [PDF, 121KB] and where to get some extra help if you need it.
Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures that are burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health and safety hazards in the remaining rubble and ash.
See the Debris and Clean-up factsheet for information on the clean-up operations.
Public Works Advisory (PWA) is assisting with the clean-up of homes in partnership with insurers and Bega Valley Shire Council.
Once you return this completed form to the Bega Valley Shire Council, we will contact you to set up a time to assess your property.
Postal Address: PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550
02 6499 2222
Fax: 02 6499 2200
1800 959 444
Bega Shire Council is offering
water and sewerage rates relief for homeowners with damaged or destroyed homes.
Visit Bega Valley Shire Council website for more information.
Call Bega Valley Shire Concil on 02 6499 2222.
Residents of Tathra and Reedy Swamp are encouraged to go to the Recovery Centre at the Bega Civic Centre. Family and Community Services representatives at the centre can provide advice and assistance on housing.
The Disaster Welfare Assistance Line can provide information about disaster relief grants for fire impacted homes, structural repairs and essential living items. This assistance is only available for low income earners without insurance. Call 1800 018 444 for further information.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) understands that during this time there are more immediate problems you will be facing. Help is available to you whenever you need it and you can find out more information at the
Australian Taxation Office website.
If you are affected by the recent bushfires, the ATO can help with your lodgment program and reconstructing records. More information at the
Australian Taxation Office website.
Call 1800 806 218
If you are insured please contact your insurance company directly. The Insurance Council Disaster Hotline can be contacted on 1800 734 621 or
www.disasters.org.au for further information.
To access Government funding for asbestos clean-up, first please contact your insurance company, or visit the Recovery Centre to talk with the Insurance Council of Australia.
If you do not have insurance, please visit the Recovery Centre or call on 1800 734 621.
Thank you for thinking of those who have been affected by the recent fires. Community needs are still being assessed and we need to ensure any donations are made in a coordinated way. Please do not take any donated goods to the recovery centre.
To best support the community in their time of need, please donate to the
Mayoral Appeal Fund [PDF, 335KB].
Call 02 6499 2345 during business hours (9:00am to 4:30pm).
BSB: 012525 Account number: 837535154
Debris and Clean-up factsheet
Health and Wellbeing tips and contacts
Property hazards following bushfire
Accessing your property
Deed of Access
After-hours health care
Water and sewerage rates relief
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