Bushfire Recovery - landholders & businesses

Disaster relief for landholders

The NSW Government and Federal Government have announced joint Disaster Recovery Funding to assist primary producers directly affected by the 2019-2020 bush fires. (PDF 239.3KB)

Animal welfare

Local Land Services can assist with emergency fodder, stock water and assessment of animals impacted by bush fire, to protect their survival and welfare. Landholders are encouraged report any stock losses.

Call 1800 814 647. 

NSW Rural Assistance Authority

Disaster relief low-interest loans of up to $130,000 are available to eligible primary producers and small businesses.

Transport subsidies of up to 50% of the cost to transport livestock or fodder are available to eligible primary producers.

Call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 678 593.

Domestic water assistance

If your potable water has been used by a fire fighting agency to fight the fire, you might be eligible to have it replaced. This assistance is for residential properties in rural areas.

Disaster Welfare Assistance Line:  1800 018 444

Information on stock water affected by bush fire ash and debris (PDF 114.5KB)

Support for small business

The Federal Government has announced a number of measures to assist small businesses affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. (PDF 1.1MB)

The NSW and Commonwealth Governments have announced financial assistance packages for small businesses and councils affected by the bushfires. (PDF 242KB)

Specific assistance is also available for Indigenous corporations (PDF 994KB)

Business Connect

A free mobile advisory service for small businesses. A local advisor can meet you at a convenient place to discuss your business needs and offer advice about managing cash flow, planning the next steps, accessing financial support schemes and connecting to additional support.

Call 1300 134 359 or register at industry.nsw.gov.au/businessconnect

Dispute Resolution Service

A confidential and free dispute resolution service to help small businesses work through problems with other businesses or government.

Call 1300 795 534 or visit smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/dispute-resolution

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment – DPC Regional

Information, advice and assistance for people managing a business, including business tools to analyse profitability and prepare for export.

Call 6760 2670 or visit nsw.gov.au/improvingnsw/regional-nsw