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Current Natural Disaster Declarations

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 July 2016

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

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

There are a number of schemes available to those in areas listed in the above Natural Disaster Declarations, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more.

More information on the Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes