Bush fire Recovery
Information about recovering after a bush fire.
There are many organisations who can assist you with the psychological effects of an emergency.
For general bush fire health advise, visit the NSW Health bush fire page. If you have specific health concerns/complaints. Please call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 or your GP for clinical advice.
It’s completely normal to experience a range of emotions after a fire and having someone to listen to and support you through this is very important. There are a range of free services available to help you and your family:
Free services available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week:
Free services available during business hours, for people impacted by fires:
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 000.
Emergency temporary accommodation is available to people affected by the recent bush fires.
Short-term housing support for up to three months is available to all people in urgent need of housing because of a natural disaster. This covers people who would not normally be eligible for social housing.
If you need temporary accommodation, please contact:
Taking care of pets is also a priority. The RSPCA has a wealth of information about caring for pets and wildlife.
If you are missing a pet or need to update registration details, please contact Council and we will try to assist you. Contact Council on 4780 5000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Land Services offer assistance with emergency fodder, stock water and assessment of animals impacted by the fire. Landholders are also encouraged report any stock losses or animal welfare issues. Contact Local Land Services on 1800 814 647.
Information on how to help local wildlife is also available on Council’s local wildlife need your help fact sheet.