- 25% of donations will be used to bolster material aid (food, clothing and other relevant material support) which is being distributed through our emergency relief hubs on the South Coast and in the Batlow region.
- 25% will be directed to other areas of need such as the purchasing of larger items and the transport and storage of donated (mostly new stock) furniture.
- The remaining 50% will be spent on counselling and pastoral care. This will be rolled out in the coming months to help people experiencing the long-term effects of shock and trauma.
BUSHFIRE RELIEF & ASSISTANCE
If you are located in an area not covered by Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT or Anglicare Sydney (such as Northern NSW or Victoria) please contact one of these organisations:
St Vincent De Paul (Vinnies): 13 18 12
Salvation Army: 1300 662 217
Red Cross: 1800 733 276
Services NSW has a Disaster Assistance Finder to help NSW residents find appropriate support through an organisation near you.
List of Evacuation Centres in NSW. Disaster Welfare Assistance Line 1800 018 444.
A one-off payment to help people in a declare disaster area. Payments are $1,000 per adult and $400 for each child under 16 years. Eligibility criteria apply.
Emergency Temporary Accommodation by Housing Contact Centre
For emergency temporary accommodation in NSW please call the Housing Contact Centre on 1800 422 322.
For anyone needing urgent advice with insurance claims, social security entitlements or any other urgent legal matters arising from the current fires. You can also seek support from Legal Aid NSW on the their assistance line 1800 801 529.
Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre is open and can provide assistance – you can receive advice, information and referrals from our Centre. Call on 1800 229 529 or email email@example.com to get advice or to make an appointment.
A list of Recovery Programs from previous bushfire emergencies in Australia. In includes reports on emergency outreach, trauma toolkit, recovery programs and resilience.
Resources from Red Cross including disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, older people, children and people who are new residents. Other resources include coping strategies, psychological first aid and how to help after an emergency.
Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are on the grounding providing assistance to landholders who have been impacted by the fires in NSW. For assistance please call 1800 814 647.