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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hub: 46 Vulcan Street, Moruya (highway frontage, beside the pharmacy)
- Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
The NSW Government's one-stop-shop for bushfire payments, grants, loans and business support. Apply online or phone 13 77 88.
Answer a few questions about your circumstances on the Service NSW disaster assistance finder to find financial and practical support for your situation.
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.
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.
The Australian Red Cross has emergency, injury, repair and rebuilding grants available for bushfire-affected people in financial hardship.
Financial and practical support offered by the Commonwealth Government for families and individuals and for small businesses and primary producers.
For individuals, families, businesses and primary producers
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.
An overview of planning provisions to assist those rebuilding after bushfire, waived fees, building design professionals, and different types of development approval.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See our recent updates for the whole community, or subscribe to get email updates for those recovering and rebuilding after bushfire.
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.
Read Eurobodalla Council's submissions to the Royal Commission into the National Natural Disaster Arrangements and to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.
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.
Council’s Bushfire Recovery Plan sets out activities to rebuild and restore the social, built, economic and natural environment and the Eurobodalla community.
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.
Water quality, air quality, household bin collection, and what burnt items you can and can't take to the tip.
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.
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.