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Disaster assistance

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

There are a number of schemes available to those in areas declared Natural Disasters, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more.

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Disaster assistance for individuals

Financial assistance may be available to people affected by a disaster who are experiencing financial hardship and who are unable to meet the cost of repairs for essential household contents and/or structural repairs to their homes.

Note: Financial assistance via this grant is administered by the NSW State Government. It is separate from the one-off Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Payment.

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Natural Disaster Recover Assistance for Primary Producers

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) coordinate and provide recovery assistance and advice to landholders, primary producers, commercial fishers, and other industries impacted by a natural disaster event. This includes The Rural Assistance Authority Natural Disaster Relief Scheme, Rural Financial Counselling Services, Farm Household Support and more.

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