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

Event date Date of DeclarationDisaster Location (Local Government Area)17 Primary Producers Small BusinessLoansGrants Transport Subsidy Applications close
09/03/201927/06/2019BushfireTenterfield ShireXXX X27/12/2019
11/02/201927/06/2019BushfireTamworth Regional & Upper Hunter ShiresXXX X27/12/2019
08/02/2019 17/05/2019 Storms

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

X X X   X 17/11/2019
05/02/2019 26/04/2019 Storms & floods Hilltops, Cootamundra-Gundagai X X X   X 26/10/2019
22/01/2019 26/04/2019 Storms & floods Parkes, Greater Hume Shires X X X   X 26/10/2019
17/01/2019 16/05/2019 Bushfires Snowy Valleys X X X   X 16/11/2019
11/01/2019 28/02/2019 Severe storm Bathurst, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Snowy Valleys X X X   X 28/08/2019
11/01/2019 12/02/2019 Severe storm Snowy Valleys LGAs: Mate, Part Craven, Glenroy, Courabyra, Tumbarumba, Mannus, Burra, Hay, Maragle X     X 12/08/2019
05/01/2019 16/05/2019 Bushfire Parkes, Cabonne X X X   X 16/11/2019
03/01/2019 16/05/2019 Bushfire Tamworth Regional Council X X X   X 16/11/2019
11/02/2019 13/02/2019 Bushfire Armidale, Inverell, Kyogle, Tenterfield X X X   X 13/08/2019
25/12/2018 02/04/2019 Bushfire Glen Innes Severn X X X   X 02/10/2019
20/12/2018 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

X X X   X 25/09/2019
20/12/2018 16/01/2019 Storms and Floods Clarence Valley, Dungog, Mid-Coast, Walcha, Warrumbungle X X X   X 16/07/2019
13/12/2018 25/03/2019 Storms & Floods Blacktown City, Canterbury Bankstown, Cabonne, Inverell Shire, Orange City and City of Ryde X X X   X 25/09/2019
13/12/2018 01/02/2019 Storms & Floods Clarence Valley, Lachlan Shire, Wollondilly Shire X X X   X 01/08/2019
9/12/2018 15/01/2019 Severe Storm Affected Parishes of Federation, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Edward River, Berrigan LGAs
Please call 1800 678 593 for more information
X   X   X 15/07/2019
1/12/2018 21/03/2019 Bushfire Armidale X X X   X 21/09/2019
22/11/2018 29/02/2019 Bushfire Port Stephens Council
Cessnock City Council 
X X X   X 29/08/2019
30/10/2018 14/02/2019 Bushfire Tamworth Regional Council X X X   X 14/08/2019

Closed Declarations

Event dateDate of DeclarationDisasterLocation (Local Government Area)17Primary ProducersSmall BusinessLoansGrantsTransport SubsidyApplications close
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
12/02/201819/01/2018BushfireNarrabri, Gwydir---CLOSED---14/11/2018
09/02/201819/01/2018BushfireBathurst, Cabonne, Orange---CLOSED---14/11/2018
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
Event
date
Date of
Declaration
Disaster Location
(Local Government Area) 17
Primary
Producers
Small
Business
LoansGrants Transport
Subsidy
Applications
close
13-14/12/201819/12/2018StormAffected Parishes of Orange LGA and affected Parishes and Parts of Parishes in part Cabonne LGAX X X19/06/2019
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
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