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Current Natural Disaster Declarations


The following Local Government Areas in NSW have been declared Natural Disasters: -

Financial Year 2013 - 2014


Central Ranges Bush Fires  -  From 19 January 2014

  • Bathurst
  • Oberon

Riverina Highlands Bush Fires  -  From 18 January 2014

  • Gundagai
  • Tumbarumba
  • Tumut

Riverina / Southern Border Bush Fires  -  From 18 January 2014

  • Coolamon
  • Greater Hume
  • Junee
  • Lockhart
  • Urana
  • Wagga Wagga

Severe Weather - 22 to 23 November 2013

  • Gwydir
  • Guyra
  • Liverpool Plains
  • Muswellbrook
  • Upper Hunter

Severe Weather - 17 to 18 November 2013

  • Dungog
  • Hornsby
  • Port Stephens

New England Area Bush Fires  -  From 19 November 2013

  • Gwydir
  • Moree
  • Narrabri

Mid North Coast Bush Fires  -  From 5 November 2013

  • Greater Taree
  • Kempsey
  • Port Macquarie Hastings
  • Walcha

Bushfires - From 16 October 2013

  • Blue Mountains
  • Eurobodalla
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Lithgow
  • Shoalhaven
  • Wingecarribee
  • Wollondilly
  • Wollongong
  • Wyong

Bushfires - From 13 October 2013

  • Cessnock
  • Dungog
  • Hawkesbury
  • Muswellbrook
  • Newcastle
  • Port Stephens
  • Singleton
  • The Hills

Muswellbrook and Singleton Bush Fires  -  From 10 October 2013

  • Muswellbrook
  • Singleton

Bushfires - From 9 October 2013

  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour

Mid North Coast Bush Fires  -  From 26 September 2013

  • Great Lakes
  • Greater Taree
  • Port Macquarie Hastings
  • Walcha

Western Sydney Bush Fires  -  From 10 September 2013

  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Hawkesbury
  • Penrith

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes


There are a number of schemes available to those in areas listed in the above Natural Disaster Declarations, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more.

More information on the Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes



Agricultural Natural Disasters


Agricultural Natural Disasters are listed on the NSW Rural Assistance website.



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