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Eurobodalla community recovery

Eurobodalla has been significantly impacted by bushfire. Hundreds of homes, many businesses, and thousands of hectares of bushland have been damaged or destroyed.

There is support available for those impacted by bushfire. On these pages you'll find information about financial and practical support for different situations.

Eurobodalla bushfire recovery team

Let us help you find the right services in the community for your particular situation. We can help with financial and housing assistance, clean-up, rebuilding and DA information, mental health support and more.

  • T: 4474 7434
  • E: recovery@esc.nsw.gov.au
  • Hub: 46 Vulcan Street, Moruya (highway frontage, beside the pharmacy)
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

Financial assistance

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Apply through Service NSW

The NSW Government's one-stop-shop for bushfire payments, grants, loans and business support. Apply online or phone 13 77 88.

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Disaster assistance finder

Answer a few questions about your circumstances on the Service NSW disaster assistance finder to find financial and practical support for your situation.

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Eurobodalla disaster relief fund

Business chambers and community associations can apply for grants up to $10,000 to run events or projects that help the shire’s social and economic recovery. Applications close Monday 31 August.

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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.

Australian Red Cross

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

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National Bushfire Recovery Agency

Financial and practical support offered by the Commonwealth Government for families and individuals and for small businesses and primary producers.

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For individuals, families, businesses and primary producers

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NSW clean-up program

The NSW and Commonwealth governments are coordinating clean-up of eligible properties. Visit the clean-up information hub or register online if you haven't already.

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Rebuilding and repairing

An overview of planning provisions to assist those rebuilding after bushfire, waived fees, building design professionals, and different types of development approval.

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BlazeAid

BlazeAid volunteers based in Moruya have already rebuilt 70km of fencing on Eurobodalla's rural and farming properties. COVID-19 has slowed progress, but it’s not too late to register for fencing assistance: email BlazeAid Moruya or phone organiser Vince on 0478 229 633.

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Public Land Boundary Fencing Program

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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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.

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Join the NSW supplier register

The NSW Government supplier register lists businesses with the capacity to provide goods or services in bushfire affected regions. The aim is to ensure government 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 Inquiry and Royal Commission submissions

Read Eurobodalla Council's submissions to the Royal Commission into the National Natural Disaster Arrangements and to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.

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2019-20 Bushfire History Project

The Royal Commission into the National Natural Disaster Arrangements is asking people to share photos and videos taken during the 2019/2020 bushfires or the ongoing recovery to help document the bushfire event and form part of the Commission's official records.

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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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Restoring our infrastructure

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

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Water, waste, and public health

Water quality, air quality, household bin collection, and what burnt items you can and can't take to the tip.

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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.

Thank you

Watch our video message to emergency services, volunteers, and everyday heroes in our community who contributed to fighting the fires, supporting those in need, and helping to get started toward recovery.