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Current Natural Disaster Declarations

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

Financial Year 2017 - 2018

Kempsey Bushfire (27 August 2017 onwards)

  • Kempsey

Mid-Coast and Port Macquarie-Hastings Bushfires (30 August 2017 onwards)

  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings 

Tenterfield Bushfires (8 September 2017 onwards)

  • Tenterfield

Cessnock Bushfire (12 September 2017 onwards)

  • Cessnock

Mid-Coast, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Dungog and Upper Hunter Bushfires (23 September 2017 onwards)

  • Dungog
  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Upper Hunter

East Coast Storms (26 October 2017)

  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Kempsey
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings

Eastern NSW Storms (5-6 November 2017)

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Central Coast
  • Cessnock
  • Clarence Valley
  • Lismore
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Tenterfield

Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings Bushfire (5 December 2017 onwards)

  • Kempsey 
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings

Clarence Valley Storm (9 December 2017)

  • Clarence Valley

Singleton Bushfires (18 December 2017 onwards)

  • Singleton

Tamworth Bushfire (25 December 2017 onwards)

  • Tamworth

Tamworth, Uralla and Gwydir Bushfires (2 January 2018 onwards)

  • Gwydir
  • Tamworth
  • Uralla

Port Stephens Bushfire (8 January 2018 onwards)

  • Port Stephens

Singleton, Cessnock and Muswellbrook Bushfires (13 January 2018 onwards)

  • Cessnock
  • Muswellbrook
  • Singleton

Narrabri and Warrumbungle Bushfires (17 January 2018 onwards)

  • Narrabri
  • Warrumbungle

Upper Lachlan (Long Gully) Bushfire (19 January 2018 onwards)

  • Upper Lachlan

Sutherland (Royal National Park) Bushfire (20 January 2018 onwards)

  • Sutherland

Upper Hunter Bushfires (23 January 2018 onwards)

  • Upper Hunter

Muswellbrook and Mid-Western Bushfires (23 January 2018 onwards)

  • Mid-Western 
  • Muswellbrook

NSW Central West Bushfires (9 February 2018 onwards)

  • Bathurst
  • Cabonne
  • Orange

Lithgow Bushfire (12 February 2018 onwards)

  • Lithgow

Narrabri and Gwydir (Bobbiwaa Creek) Bushfire (12 February 2018 onwards)

  • Gwydir
  • Narrabri

Bega Bushfire (18 March 2018 onwards)

  • Bega Valley

Eastern NSW Floods (20 March 2018 onwards)

  • Dungog
  • Kempsey
  • Mid-Coast
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings

Liverpool and Sutherland Bushfire (14 April 2018 onwards)

  • Liverpool
  • Sutherlan