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Eurobodalla bushfire recovery

Eurobodalla has been significantly impacted by bushfire. Hundreds of homes, many businesses, and thousands of hectares of bushland have been damaged or destroyed. Recovery is a long-term process and will be different for everyone.

This page provides information about how to get support with any aspect of bushfire recovery. Find out what Council and other agencies are doing to help rebuild, restore and rehabilitate the social, built, economic and natural environment. Council's priorities are detailed in our Bushfire Recovery Action Plan.

You can also subscribe to our bushfire recovery updates.

Practical and financial support

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Eurobodalla recovery support service

Our case managers can help you find the right services for your situation, including financial and housing assistance, clean-up, rebuilding and DA information, mental health support and more.

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NSW Government assistance

Service NSW is the NSW Government's one-stop-shop for bushfire related payments.

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Australian Red Cross grants

The Australian Red Cross has extended applications for emergency, injury, repair and reestablishment grants available for bushfire-affected people in financial hardship.

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Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund

The Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund is open for donations and offers different grants to Eurobodalla households and businesses impacted by bushfires.

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Australian Government assistance

The National Bushfire Recovery Agency has practical and financial assistance available for families and individuals and for small businesses and primary producers.

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Help for businesses

The NSW Small Business Commissioner offers financial support, business advice, dispute resolution, and mental health support, and businesses can get free financial counselling from the Small Business Bushfire Financial Counselling Support Line.

Clean up and rebuilding

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Eurobodalla Development Application (DA) fee rebate

People whose homes were destroyed or significantly damaged in the 2019/2020 bushfires can apply for a DA fee rebate up to $1,000 to assist with DA costs to rebuild their home.

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Rebuilding and repairing

Find out about planning provisions to assist those rebuilding after bushfire, waived fees, building design professionals, and different types of development approval. For information about the NSW clean-up program visit the clean-up information hub or register online.

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Public land boundary fencing

Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires are eligible for up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences. Find out more and apply on the Local Land Services website.

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Join the NSW supplier register

This register lists businesses with the capacity to provide goods or services in bushfire affected regions. Operating until January 2022, the register aims to ensure government and out-of-area buyers during recovery phases use local businesses wherever possible. Tradespeople and businesses that can supply goods or services in bushfire areas can register online.

For everyone

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Bushfire recovery updates

See our recent updates for the whole community, or subscribe to get email updates for those recovering and rebuilding after bushfire.

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Looking after your mental health

Everyone's experience and response to the bushfires is different. The local Primary Health Network, Coordinare has resources and contact details for local counsellors and helplines for anyone experiencing bushfire related challenges.

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Bushfire Recovery Action Plan

Council’s Bushfire Recovery Plan sets out activities to rebuild and restore the social, built, economic and natural environment and the Eurobodalla community.

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Bushfire Inquiry and Royal Commission

Read the final reports for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry, as well as Council's submissions.

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Restoring our infrastructure

The bushfires impacted 80 per cent of the shire, damaging essential infrastructure. We've been working on roads, bridges, sewer facilities, and other equipment to help communities get re-connected and back on track.

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Free legal services

Legal Aid NSW provides free legal help to people affected by the bushfires. Help is available for insurance, credit hardship, housing, employment and document replacement. Phone their Disaster Response Helpline on 1800 801 529 or visit the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW website.

Upcoming events

Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly catch up sessions: