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Natural Disaster Declara​tions 2016-2017

The following Local Government Areas in NSW have been declared Natural Disasters: -


Financial Year​​​​ 2016-2017

North Coast Floods - from 28 March 2017

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tenterfield
  • Tweed

East Coast Storms and Floods - from 12 March 2017

  • Bellingen
  • Clarence Valley
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Kempsey
  • Nambucca
  • Shellharbor
  • Tenterfield
  • Wingecarribee
  • Wollongong

Singleton Bushfire - from 19 February 2017

  • Singleton

Sydney Storms - 17 to 18 February 2017

  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Northern Beaches
  • The Hills

Queanbeyan-Palerang Bushfire (Carwoola Bushfire) - from 17 February 2017

Queanbeyan-Palerang

NSW State-wide Bushfires - from 11 February 2017

  • Kempsey
  • Mid-Coast
  • Mid-Western Regional
  • Narrabri
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Upper Hunter
  • Warrumbungle

Bathurst Bushfire - from 18 January 2017

  • Bathurst

Cessnock and Maitland Bushfire - from 18 January 2017

  • Cessnock
  • Maitland

Mid-Western Regional Council Storm - 18 January 2017

  • Mid-Western

Southern Ranges Bushfires - from 17 January 2017

  • Goulburn-Mulwaree
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Yass Valley

Dubbo and Mid-Western Regional Bushfire - from 12 January 2017

  • Dubbo
  • Mid-Western

Cessnock (Abermain) Bushfire - 13 December 2016

  • Cessnock

Bland Shire Bushfire - from 30 November 2016

  • Bland

Penrith Bushfires - from 13 November 2016

  • Penrith

Kempsey Bushfires - from 5 November 2016

  • Kempsey

Lower Hunter Bushfires - from 5 November 2016

  • Cessnock
  • Dungog
  • Maitland
  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Stephens

Tenterfield Bushfire - from 5 November 2016

  • Tenterfield

Inland Storms and floods - 30 ​August 2016

  • Albury
  • Balranald
  • Bathurst
  • Berrigan
  • Bland
  • Blayney
  • Bogan
  • Brewarrina
  • Cabonne
  • Carrathool
  • Cobar
  • Coolamon
  • Coonamble
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
  • Cowra
  • Dubbo
  • Edward River
  • Federation
  • Forbes
  • Gilgandra
  • Greater Hume
  • Griffith
  • Hay
  • Hilltops
  • Junee
  • Lachlan
  • Leeton
  • Lockhart
  • Mid-Western
  • Murray River
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Narrabri
  • Narrandera
  • Narromine
  • Orange
  • Parkes
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Temora
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Walgett
  • Warren
  • Warrumbungle
  • Weddin
  • Wentworth
  • Yass Valley

Inland Storms and floods - 20 J​​​uly 2016

  • Bathurst
  • Blayney
  • Bogan
  • Brewarrina
  • Cabonne
  • Carrathool
  • Coonamble
  • Cowra
  • Forbes
  • Gilgandra
  • Hilltops
  • Lachlan
  • Narromine
  • Oberon
  • Orange
  • Parkes
  • Upper Lachlan
  • Warren