Assistance for bushfire-affected communities

Disaster assistance is now available for people, small businesses and primary produces in the Kyogle and Tenterfield local government areas who have been impacted by the recent bushfires.
Jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), the assistance may include:
➡️ Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply)
➡️ Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets
➡️ Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations, and
➡️ Freight subsidies for primary producers.
For information relating to financial assistance, replacing lost documents, location of your nearest recovery centre and more, please contact Service NSW on 137 788 or visit
To apply for a concessional loan or primary producer grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit
Further information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at
Federal Minister for Emergency Management Senator the Hon Murray Watt and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib said the two governments were supporting impacted communities with early assistance, so recovery could begin as soon as possible for those directly affected.