Declared natural disasters

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 the table below.

Primary producers are encouraged to report damage following a severe weather event with their Local Land Services (LLS) office or telephone on 1300 795 299.

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Current Declarations

Date of DeclarationDisaster Location (Local Government Area)17Event date Primary Producers Small BusinessLoansGrants Transport Subsidy Applications close
19/09/2019BushfireSingleton Shire, Muswellbrook Shire11/02/2019XXX X19/03/2020
19/09/2019StormsUralla20/12/2018XXX X19/03/2020
19/09/2019Storm

Walcha LGA: Aberbaldie; Ainsley; Andy; Apsley; Bergen op zoom; Boulton; Branga; Cobrabald; Congi; Ella; Emu; Europambela; Fenwick; Gill; Glen Morrison; Halloran; Norton; Ohio; Oorundunby; Salway; Scott; Shelving; St Clair; St Leonard; Tia; Tiara; Uriamukki; Vernon (within Macquarie County, near Tamworth); Walcha; Waterloo; and Winterbourne.

Armidale LGA: Enmore; Merrigalah; and Gill.

Tamworth LGA: Tara; Muluerindie; Burke; South Burke; Anna; Vernon; and Ainsley.

Uralla LGA: Lawrence; Eastlake; Blacknote; and Sandon.

20/12/2018X  X 19/03/2020
12/09/2019BushfireBellingen31/08/2019XXX X11/03/2020
07/09/2019BushfiresArmidale, Clarence Valley, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha31/08/2019XXX X07/03/2020
21/08/2019Floods

Agricultural Natural Disaster - Far West Floods

Bourke LGA - County of Barrona, Parish of Longside, Part County of Landsborough; and part County of Yanda.

Central Darling LGA - Part County of Tandora; County of Menindee and Part Parish of Paringi.

Unincorporated Area - Part County of Tandora; Part County of Yancowinna east of the Silver City Highway (excluding Broken Hill LGA); County of Menindee, Parish of Mundybah, Part Parish of Paringi; County of Mootwingee and Parish of Munye.

22/04/2019X X X21/02/2020
19/08/2019Storms

Agricultural Natural Disaster - Cassilis Storm

Upper Hunter: Parishes of Ailsa, Berenderry, Bellaleppa, Borambil, Campbell, Collaroy, Coulson, Cranbourne, Doulagunmala, Howard, Killoe, Mackensie, Merriwa, Nandoura, Tomimbil, Turee, Turill, Watt, Wollara, Hall (Part).
Muswellbrook: Part Parish of Hall;
Mid-western: Durridgere, Munmurra, Nandoura (part); Warrumbungle: Parishes of Turee and Nandoura (part).

29/03/2019X X X19/02/2020
19/08/2019StormAgricultural Natural Disaster - Cyclone Oma Storm
Tweed LGA: Parishes of Cudgen, Terranora, Mooball, and part Billinudgel. Byron LGA: part Parish of Billinudgel
22/02/2019X X X19/02/2020
19/08/2019Hail StormAgricultural Natural Disaster - Tabulam Hail Storm
Parish of Ellerslie within the Tenterfield LGA
14/03/2019X X X19/02/2020
09/08/2019Storms & floodsWarrumbungle, Gilgandra Shires29/03/2019XXX X09/02/2020
09/08/2019BushfireNewcastle City5/01/2019XXX X09/02/2020
27/06/2019BushfireTenterfield Shire09/03/2019XXX X27/12/2019
27/06/2019BushfireTamworth Regional & Upper Hunter Shires11/02/2019XXX X27/12/2019
17/05/2019 Storms

City of Parramatta, Hornsby Shire, Cumberland, Hills Shire, Liverpool City, Wollongong City

08/02/2019 X X X   X 17/11/2019
26/04/2019 Storms & floods Hilltops, Cootamundra-Gundagai 05/02/2019 X X X   X 26/10/2019
26/04/2019 Storms & floods Parkes, Greater Hume Shires 22/01/2019 X X X   X 26/10/2019
16/05/2019 Bushfires Snowy Valleys 17/01/2019 X X X   X 16/11/2019
16/05/2019 Bushfire Parkes, Cabonne 05/01/2019 X X X   X 16/11/2019
16/05/2019 Bushfire Tamworth Regional Council 03/01/2019 X X X   X 16/11/2019
02/04/2019 Bushfire Glen Innes Severn 25/12/2018 X X X   X 02/10/2019
25/03/2019 Storms & Floods

Armidale Regional Council, Ballina Shire, Camden, Canterbury Bankstown, Bellingen Shire, Blacktown City, City of Canada Bay, Cumberland, Fairfield City, The Hills Shire, Muswelbrook Shire, Nambucca Shire, Northern Beaches, City of Parramatta, Penrith City, City Ryde, City of Sydney, Upper Hunter Shire, Upper Lachlan Shire

20/12/2018 X X X   X 25/09/2019
25/03/2019 Storms & Floods Blacktown City, Canterbury Bankstown, Cabonne, Inverell Shire, Orange City and City of Ryde 13/12/2018 X X X   X 25/09/2019

Closed Declarations

Event
date
Date of
Declaration
Disaster Location
(Local Government Area) 17
Primary
Producers
Small
Business
LoansGrants Transport
Subsidy
Applications
close
11/02/201919/09/2019BushfireSingleton Shire, Muswellbrook ShireXXX X19/03/2020
20/12/201819/09/2019Storms

Walcha LGA: Aberbaldie; Ainsley; Andy; Apsley; Bergen op zoom; Boulton; Branga; Cobrabald; Congi; Ella; Emu; Europambela; Fenwick; Gill; Glen Morrison; Halloran; Norton; Ohio; Oorundunby; Salway; Scott; Shelving; St Clair; St Leonard; Tia; Tiara; Uriamukki; Vernon (within Macquarie County, near Tamworth); Walcha; Waterloo; and Winterbourne.

Armidale LGA: Enmore; Merrigalah; and Gill.

Tamworth LGA: Tara; Muluerindie; Burke; South Burke; Anna; Vernon; and Ainsley.

Uralla LGA: Lawrence; Eastlake; Blacknote; and Sandon.

X  X 19/03/2020
1/12/201821/03/2019BushfireArmidale---CLOSED---21/09/2019
11/01/201928/02/2019Severe stormBathurst, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Snowy Valleys---CLOSED---28/08/2019
22/11/201829/02/2019BushfirePort Stephens Council
Cessnock City Council
---CLOSED---29/08/2019
30/10/201814/02/2019BushfireTamworth Regional Council---CLOSED---14/08/2019
11/02/201913/02/2019BushfireArmidale, Inverell, Kyogle, Tenterfield---CLOSED---13/08/2019
11/01/201912/02/2019Severe stormSnowy Valleys LGAs: Mate, Part Craven, Glenroy, Courabyra, Tumbarumba, Mannus, Burra, Hay, Maragle---CLOSED---12/08/2019
13-14/12/201819/12/2018StormAffected Parishes of Orange LGA and affected Parishes and Parts of Parishes in part Cabonne LGA---CLOSED---19/06/2019
14/08/2018 09/11/2018 Bushfire Clarence Valley, Glen Innes Severn --- CL OS ED --- 09/05/2019
12/08/2018 09/11/2018 Bushfire Richmond Valley, Lismore, Kyogle --- CL OS ED --- 09/05/2019
11/08/2018 17/09/2018 Bushfire Shoalhaven --- CL OS ED --- 17/03/2019
15/08/201817/09/2018BushfireBega Valley, Eurobodalla---CLOSED---17/03/2019
15/08/201817/09/2018BushfireCessnock, Port Stephens---CLOSED---17/03/2019
Event dateDate of DeclarationDisasterLocation (Local Government Area)17Primary ProducersSmall BusinessLoansGrantsTransport SubsidyApplications close
20/12/201821/12/2018BushfireHornsby, Liverpool, Central Coast, Waverley, Woolahra, Tamworth, Lithgow, Dubbo ---CLOSED---21/06/2019
20/12/201816/01/2019StormClarence Valley, Dungog, Mid-Coast, Walcha, Warrumbungle---CLOSED--16/07/2019
13/12/20181/02/2019StormClarence Valley, Lachlan Shire, Wollondilly---CLOSED--1/08/2019
13/12/201828/12/2018BushfireThe Hills, Hornsby, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Sutherland---CLOSED---28/06/2019
9/12/201815/01/2019StormParishes within the Edward River, Murrumbidgee, Murray River, Federation and Berrigan LGAs---CLOSED---15/07/2019
14/04/201819/01/2018BushfireLiverpool, Sutherland---CLOSED---14/11/2018
12/04/201824/06/2018BushfireGreater Hume: Parishes of Brocklesby, Hovell, Moorwatha, Morebringer---CLOSED---24/12/2018
12/04/201824/06/2018BushfireBerrigan: Parish of Carlyle---CLOSED---24/12/2018
20/03/201808/06/2018StormDungog, Kempsey, Mid-Coast, Port Macquarie-Hastings---CLOSED---08/12/2018
18/03/201820/03/2018BushfireBega---CLOSED---19/09/2018
12/02/201826/07/2018BushfireUpper Hunter---CLOSED---26/01/2019
12/02/201819/01/2018BushfireNarrabri, Gwydir---CLOSED---14/11/2018
09/02/201819/01/2018BushfireBathurst, Cabonne, Orange---CLOSED---14/11/2018
23/01/201926/07/2018BushfireLithgow---CLOSED---26/01/2019
23/01/201819/01/2018BushfireMuswellbrook, Mid-Western---CLOSED---14/11/2018
20/01/201819/01/2018BushfireSutherland---CLOSED---14/11/2018
19/01/201819/01/2018BushfireUpper Lachlan---CLOSED---14/11/2018
17/01/201823/04/2018BushfireNarrabri, Warrumbungle---CLOSED---23/10/2018
13/01/201820/04/2018BushfireSingleton, Cessnock, Muswellbrook---CLOSED---23/10/2018
08/01/201823/04/2018BushfirePort Stephens---CLOSED---23/10/2018
02/01/201820/05/2018StormClarence Valley---CLOSED---20/11/2018
02/01/201828/02/2018BushfireTamworth, Uralla, Gwydir---CLOSED---28/08/2018
25/12/201720/04/2018BushfireTamworth---CLOSED---23/10/2018
18/12/201720/04/2018BushfireSingleton---CLOSED---23/10/2018
09/12/201720/04/2018StormClarence Valley---CLOSED---23/10/2018
05/12/201720/04/2018BushfireKempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings---CLOSED---23/10/2018
18/11/201717/01/2018Storm

Bogan: Part Canbelego, Flinders

Cobar: Part Canbelego, Robinson, Mouramba

---CLOSED---17/07/2018
17/11/201717/01/2018Storm

Parkes: Part Ashburnham

Forbes: Part Ashburnham

---CLOSED---17/07/2018
05-06/11/201720/02/2018Hail StormBallina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Tenterfield, Central Coast, Cessnock, Port Macquarie-Hastings---CLOSED---20/08/2018
26/10/201720/02/2018StormMidcoast, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey, Lake Macquarie, Goulburn Mulwaree---CLOSED---20/08/2018
23/09/201725/01/2018BushfireMid-Coast, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Dungog, Upper Hunter---CLOSED---25/07/2018
Date event startedDisaster Location (Local Government Area) Primary Producers Small BusinessLoansGrants Transport Subsidy Applications must be lodged on or before the closing date
12/09/2017 Bushfire Cessnock ---- CL OS ED ---- 14/05/2018
08/09/2017 Bushfire Tenterfield ---- CL OS ED ---- 19/06/2018
30/08/2017 Bushfire MidCoast, Port Macquarie-Hastings ---- CL OS ED ---- 14/05/2018
27/08/2017 Bushfire Kempsey ---- CL OS ED ---- 14/05/2018
25/08/2017 Hail Storm

Lismore: Parishes of Bexhill, South Gundurimba, South Lismore, Lismore, North Lismore, Clunes

Richmond Valley: Parishes of Tomki, East Casina, North Codrington

Ballina: Parishes of Teven, Tuckombil, Part Newrybar

Byron: Parishes of Byron, Part Newrybar

---- CL OS ED ---- 25/04/2018
28/03/2017 Floods Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore City, Richmond Valley, Tenterfield, Tweed ---- CL OS ED ---- 30/09/2017
28/03/2017 Floods Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Clarence Valley, Kyogle Shire, Richmond Valley ---- CL OS ED ---- 04/06/2018
28/03/2017 Floods Lismore  - Small Business and Non-Profit Organisations (Stage 1) ----  CL OS  ED  ---- 13/10/2017
  Floods Tweed - Small Business and Non-Profit Organisations (Stage 1) ----  CL OS ED ----  13/10/2017
  Floods Byron - Small Business and Non-Profit Organisations (Stage 2) ---- CL OS ED ---- 24/11/2017
  Floods Tweed - Small Business and Non-Profit Organisations (Stage 2) ---- CL OS ED ---- 24/11/2017
  Floods Lismore, Tweed ---- CL OS ED ----  27/10/2017
  Floods Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Richmond Valley ---- CL OS ED ---- 24/11/2017
12/03/2017 Storms & Floods Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Kempsey, Lismore, Nambucca,Richmond Valley, Shellharbour, Tenterfield, Wingecarribee, Wollongong ---- CL OS ED ---- 30/11/2017
17-18/02/2017 Storms Ku-ring-gai, Northern Beaches, The Hills ---- CL OS ED ---- 29/12/2017
17/02/2017 Bushfire Queanbeyan-Palerang (Carwoola Bushfire) ---- CL OS ED ---- 22/08/2017
11/02/2017 Bushfires Kempsey, Mid Coast, Mid-Western Regional, Narrabri, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Upper Hunter, Warrumbungle ---- CL OS ED ---- 14/08/2017
11/02/2017 Bushfires Mid-Western Regional (Parish of Bungaba) ---- CL OS ED ---- 15/09/2017
  Bushfires Warrumbungle (Parishes of Bowman, Collieblue, Collier, Coolah, Curryall, Nandoura, Talbragar, Terraban, Turee, Uarbry) ---- CL OS ED ---- 15/09/2017
  Bushfires Upper Hunter (Parishes of Borambil, Curryall, Doulagunmala, Tomimbil, Turill) ---- CL OS ED ---- 15/09/2017
14/01/2017 Bushfire Bathurst ---- CL OS ED ---- 11/09/2017
18/01/2017 Storm Mid-Western Regional ----  CL OS ED ---- 9/10/2017
18/01/2017 Bushfire Cessnock, Maitland ---- CL OS ED ---- 11/09/2017
18/01/2017 Bushfire Mid-Western Regional (Parish of Narragamba) ---- CL OS ED ---- 10/11/2017
17/01/2017 Bushfire Southern Ranges ---- CL OS ED ---- 11/09/2017
12/01/2017 Bushfire Dubbo, Mid Western ---- CL OS ED ---- 11/09/2017
Date event startedDisasterLocation (Local Government Area)Primary ProducersLoansGrantsTransport SubsidyApplications close
Dec 2016 to March 2017 Bushfires Cessnock, Singleton ---- CLO SED ---- 8/11/2017
13/12/2016 Bushfire Federation - Parishes of Clear Hill, Gunambill, Wilson ---- CLO SED ---- 28/08/2017
30/11/2016 Bushfire Bland ---- CLO SED  ---- 11/09/2017
13/11/2016 Bushfire Penrith ---- CLO SED ---- 11/09/2017
11/11/2016 Hail Storms Tomingley within Narromine LGA ---- CLO SED ----   28/03/2018
5/11/2016 Bushfires Cessnock, Dungog, Kempsey, Maitland, Mid Coast, Port Stephens, Tenterfield ---- CLO SED ---- 24/08/2017
20/07/2016 Storms & Floods A number of parishes in the Upper Lachlan (Please refer to RAA for details) ----  CLO SED  ---- 31/10/2017