Bushfire Recovery Shoalhaven

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A lot has happened over the past year, and we know it has not been easy, particularly with COVID-19 pausing some community connection recovery activities. Recovery takes time and is different for everyone. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way.


Council's Recovery page is here to support our community. If you have been affected, there are a range of assistance measures available to support you. The recovery journey can be a complex one with many challenges. We have seen and continue to see extraordinary compassion and kindness shown to our community. Let us remember

A lot has happened over the past year, and we know it has not been easy, particularly with COVID-19 pausing some community connection recovery activities. Recovery takes time and is different for everyone. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way.


Council's Recovery page is here to support our community. If you have been affected, there are a range of assistance measures available to support you. The recovery journey can be a complex one with many challenges. We have seen and continue to see extraordinary compassion and kindness shown to our community. Let us remember to stay connected and support each other.


This page aims to support our community through the recovery journey by providing contacts and information updates. If you need help and support, there is a range of assistance available for you, even if it is just someone to listen.


Council is working collaboratively with Federal and State Government and agencies, the Shoalhaven Health & Wellbeing Network, not-for-profit organisations, charities and many others to deliver this assistance.


For detailed information about the assistance available refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and Important Links on this webpage.

You can call Council's 4429 5888 helpline dedicated to bushfire recovery assistance, during business hours. The team are here to support you on every step of your recovery journey either within Council or by connecting you with the right community or government support.

Recovery services can also be accessed through Service NSW on 13 77 88 from 7am to 7pm every day or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au for locations of Service NSW, and Mobile Service Centres. If you'd prefer, you can contact an agency directly.

Clean up: Register now
Insured and uninsured residential and eligible commercial property owners must register at www.service.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88 to be included in the government-supported cleanup program.

Updated 28 November 2022

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  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Shoalhaven Care Providers

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  • Community Session for Agencies

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  • Bushfire Recovery Newsletter - 20 December 2022

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    The Recovery Newsletter - 20 December 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Our Recovery Helpline is here to assist Monday – Friday 9am-5pm on 4429 5888.

    Previous Recovery Newsletter issues are published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Looking for Some Financial Assistance?

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    Service NSW Disaster Assistance Finder

    Did you know that you can complete a simple online questionnaire with Service NSW to identify support that you or your buisness may be eligible for if you have suffered damage or loss from any of the three natural disaster events in the Shoalhaven, March, July and September 2022?

    Visit https://disasterassistance.service.nsw.gov.au/

    70 Rebates to help manage the cost of living

    The NSW Government is helping reduce the cost of living with more than 70 rebates and vouchers…like to know more, try the online Service NSW Savings Finder

    1. Click through 6 simple questions.
    2. See a personalised list of savings.

    Visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/savings-finder

    You can contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 (7am to 7pm)

  • Bushfire Recovery Workshop - Rekindling - Nature Kin

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    Register Online Now!!


  • Recovery Newsletter - 2 November 2022

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    The Recovery Newsletter - 2 November 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Our Recovery Helpline is here to assist Monday – Friday 9am-5pm on 4429 5888.

    Previous Recovery Newsletter issues are published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Let's Connect - Free Community Workshops - Register Now!

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    The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is hosting free workshops to support the Shoalhaven Community - Lets Connect Community Workshops….please come along and join in on the day.

    The free community workshops will:

    • connect you with your community
    • show you how to find the energy and drive to keep moving forward
    • help you to gain highly practical tools you can use and share with others
    • help you to regain control
    • show you how to help others who are struggling.

    Where: Kangaroo Valley Golf Club, 390 Mount Scanzi Road
    When: Saturday 10 September 2022
    Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm - lunch supplied
    Lunch is included

    Where: Mollymook Golf Club, 72 Golf Avenue
    When: Sunday 11 September 2022
    Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm - lunch supplied
    Lunch is included

    Bookings are essential. Please call 4424 788, or email ISLHD-DisasterRecovery@health.nsw.gov.au to register.

    Our awesome speakers include:

    Warren Davies is not just any average farmer. His eventful life has tested his resilience, persistence and determination and had a massive impact on his young family, relationships and finances and made Warren the farmer he is today - The Unbreakable Farmer.

    Alison Earl is a Mindset and Resilience Expert passionate about working with communities to overcome resilience fatigue so we can thrive through stress, change and uncertainty. She is an accomplished speaker and facilitator who has been a repeat guest lecturer in Bahavioural Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.


  • Community Enterprise Foundation

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    The Community Enterprise Foundation (Foundation), on behalf of Sandhurst Trustees Limited, established the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal and individual state appeals in response to the devastating bushfires which impacted communities across Australia in 2019/2020.

    As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the bushfires, and with communities still recovering from the additional impact of COVID-19, it remains critical that we continue to support impacted communities while recognising that recovery is a marathon. To aid this long-term recovery process, the Foundation established the South Coast and South East NSW Bushfire Recovery Bushfire Grants Program. This program focuses on the long-term, community-led recovery of communities that were impacted by the bushfires.

    The Foundation is seeking applications from established Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisations for funding of projects and programs from bushfire affected communities.

    Submissions must be received by Monday 10 October 2022.

    For the full eligibility criteria and FAQs, visit the South Coast South-east NSW Bushfire Recovery Grants 2022 flyer.

    For more information about Bushfire Recovery Grants Program, visit the Community Enterprise Foundation website.

    For assistance with applications please call 1300 304 541.

  • Recovery Newsletter - 23 August 2022

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    The Recovery Newsletter - 23 August 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Our Recovery Helpline is here to assist Monday – Friday 9am-5pm on 4429 5888.

    Previous Recovery Newsletter issues are published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

Page last updated: 02 Feb 2023, 03:34 PM