Bushfire Programs

Disaster Recovery Grants & Loans

If natural disasters are widespread and extremely severe, the NSW and Australian Governments may jointly announce the provision of grants. Such grants rely on the declaration of a natural disaster.

Natural disaster recovery grants provide immediate relief to eligible primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations, for clean-up and restoration costs in the aftermath of extreme natural disasters.

RAA administers these grants under the joint Commonwealth and NSW government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) 2018.

Bushfires programs have now closed to new applications, however approved applicants may still be able to submit additional invoices to claim. Refer to the individual program pages below for information.


Disaster Relief Loans

Natural disaster relief loans are available to declared Local Government Areas (LGA’s). Applications for assistance must be lodged by the 'Application close' date outlined in Declared natural disasters.

Follow the links below for more information about Disaster Relief Loans:


Transport Assistance

A Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy is made available to primary producers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event. Applications for assistance must be lodged by the 'Application close' date outlined in Declared natural disasters.

Visit the Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy page for more information.