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Natural Disaster Declarations 2020 - 2021

The following Local Government Areas in NSW have been declared natural disasters.

Financial Year 

NSW storms and floods from 10 March onwards

This natural disaster declaration was announced 20 March 2021 and covers the following Local Government Areas:

  • Armidale 
  • Bellingen
  • Central Coast 
  • Cessnock City Council 
  • Clarence Valley 
  • Coffs Harbour City 
  • Dungog Shire 
  • Kempsey 
  • Lake Macquarie City 
  • Maitland City 
  • Mid-Coast 
  • Nambucca Valley 
  • Newcastle City
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings 
  • Port Stephens 
  • Tenterfield
It was extended 21 March to include the additional Local Government Areas:

  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Hawkesbury
  • Hornsby
  • Inner West
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Liverpool
  • Northern Beaches
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Sutherland
  • The Hills
  • Wollondilly
It was extended 24 March to include the additional Local Government Areas: 

  • Bathurst
  • Bega Valley
  • Byron
  • Eurobodalla
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Gwydir
  • Inverell
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Moree Plains
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed 
  • Wingecarribee 

It was extended 26 March to include the additional Local Government Areas:

  • Ballina
  • Brewarrina
  • Cabonne
  • Cobar
  • Gilgandra
  • Gunnedah
  • Lachlan
  • Lithgow
  • Liverpool Plains
  • Narribri
  • Oberon
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Shoalhaven
  • Singleton
  • Walcha
  • Walgett

NSW North Coast storms and floods from 19 February onwards

This natural disaster declaration was announced 4 March 2021.

  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour City
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore City
  • Nambucca Valley
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings 
  • Richmond Valley 

NSW storms from 26 December 2020 onwards

This natural disaster declaration was announced 3 April 2021

  • Eurobodalla Shire

NSW storm from 2 December 2020 onwards

This natural disaster declaration was announced 15 February 2021.

  • Brewarrina Shire
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Warren Shire

NSW storms and floods from 2 January 2021 onwards

This natural disaster declaration was announced 1 February 2021.

  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Tamworth Regional
  • Parkes Shire

NSW Storms from 28 November 2020 onwards

  • Hilltops
  • Upper Lachlan Shire
  • Weddin Shire
  • Wingecarribee Shire

NSW storms and floods from 10 December 2020 onwards

  • Armidale Regional
  • Ballina Shire
  • Bellingen Shire
  • Byron Shire
  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour City
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Gwydir Shire
  • Inverell Shire
  • Kempsey Shire
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore City
  • Moree Plains Shire
  • Nambucca Valley
  • Port Macquarie – Hastings
  • Richmond Valley 
  • Tamworth Regional
  • Tweed Shire

Extension - 13 February 2021

  • Gwydir Shire
  • Moree Plains Shire
  • Tamworth Regional

Extension - 13 March 2021

  • Tenterfield Shire

NSW storms and floods from 20 October 2020 onwards

  • Armidale 
  • Bega Valley Shire 
  • Central Coast 
  • Eurobodalla Shire 
  • Mid Coast 
  • Shoalhaven 
  • Snowy Valleys 
  • Tamworth Regional 

Central NSW Storms from 18 August 2020 onwards

  • Cabonne
  • Oberon

NSW Storms and Floods from 5 August 2020 onwards

  • Bega Valley Shire
  • Eurobodalla Shire
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Hilltops (extension as at 5 October 2020)
  • Liverpool City (extension as at 5 October 2020)
  • Municipality of Kiama
  • Orange City
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Shellharbour City
  • Shoalhaven City
  • Snowy Monaro Shire
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Upper Lachlan Shire
  • Wingecarribee Shire (extension as at 5 October 2020)
  • Wollongong City
  • Yass Valley

NSW Storms and Floods from 25 July 2020 onwards

  • Bega Valley Shire
  • Central Coast (extension as at 9 October 2020)
  • Eurobodalla Shire
  • Municipality of Kiama
  • Shellharbour City
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Wingecarribee Shire (extension as at 9 October 2020)