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Recovery help for NSW bushfires

The Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Centre is now open at 57 Binnia Street, Coolah (at the rear of the Coolah Library). Open 9am to 5pm daily until 26 February 2017. Phone 02 6377 1122.

More information on Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Centre

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has established a recovery information point for those affected by The Carwoola Bushfire.

The information point is at the Council office at 256 Crawford St Queanbeyan and is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm daily.

A local hotline has also been established. Phone 02 6285 6900 or email

More information can be found on the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council website

Natural Disaster Declarations

A number of disaster declarations have been made for these bushfire events. More information on Natural Disaster Declarations.

Media Releases

21.02.2017 - Disaster assistance for the Queanbeyan-Palerang bushfire (Carwoola bushfire)

16.02.2017 - Bushfire affected communities supported with appointment of recovery coordinator

14.02.2017 - Disaster assistance for bushfire affected communities in NSW

Donating goods for those affected by the bushfires

Thank you for thinking of those who have been affected by the recent bushfires in NSW. Your interest and kindness is much appreciated and public support makes a big difference to community recovery. At this stage the community needs are still being assessed and we need to ensure any donations are made in a coordinated way.

Agencies are currently unable to accept food or donated goods however the Warrumbungle Shire Mayor has launched a targeted appeal for those affected by the Sir Ivan Fire.

To make a donation, please visit the Warrumbungle Shire Council website.

People wishing to donate good quality fodder can call the NSW Local Lands Services on (02) 6841 6525 to discuss what they would like to donate.

Additionally, the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has launched the Carwoola Bushfire Appeal. To make a donation please visit the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council website

Useful information

· What to do after an emergency

· Disaster assistance

· Emergency contact numbers