Your bank understands the impact of the fires could affect you financially. Each bank have created a unique disaster relief package to help support you in a time of need. Links below will discuss the package and who is eligible for the relief.
When disasters strike, many people are in need of urgent temporary accommodation. The links below will assist you in finding short term accommodation whilst you get back on your feet.
Evacuation Centres have been listed for all towns that have been affected by the fires. The link below will help you find the closest Evacuation Centre to you.
Mental Health Assistance
Natural disasters like bushfires, floods, cyclones, drought and other traumatic ‘natural’ events are extremely challenging for the people directly affected. The stress caused following a natural disaster can lead to ‘burnout’ and physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.
Insurance Claim Assistance
If you are insured, your insurance will be the most important single aspect of recovering from a fire loss. After a fire loss, one of your first obligations is to immediately notify your insurance company or insurance broker. The below links will assist you with any Insurance questions you may have.
Where possible please take your animals with you. The link below provides a list of animal safe places that have been assessed by Agriculture and Animal Services for safety and suitability for people who have no other arrangements in place and need to relocate their animals, including larger animals such as horses, cattle and sheep. The care of animals in one of these facilities remain in your responsibility.
Service NSW can assist with:
What to do after the fire?
When the fire is out, there are a few things you will need to know. The link below provides a checklist to follow: