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 dateDisaster Location (Local Government Area)17 Primary Producers Small BusinessLoansGrants Transport Subsidy Applications close

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

XXX X17/11/2019
05/02/2019Storms & floodsHilltops, Cootamundra-GundagaiXXX X26/10/2019
22/01/2019Storms & floodsParkes, Greater Hume ShiresXXX X26/10/2019
17/01/2019BushfiresSnowy ValleysXXX X16/11/2019
11/01/2019Severe stormBathurst, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Snowy ValleysXXX X28/08/2019
11/01/2019Severe stormSnowy Valleys LGAs: Mate, Part Craven, Glenroy, Courabyra, Tumbarumba, Mannus, Burra, Hay, MaragleX   X12/08/2019
05/01/2019BushfireParkes, CabonneXXX X16/11/2019
03/01/2019BushfireTamworth Regional CouncilXXX X16/11/2019
11/02/2019BushfireArmidale, Inverell, Kyogle, TenterfieldXXX X13/08/2019
25/12/2018BushfireGlen Innes SevernXXX X02/10/2019
20/12/2018Storms & 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

XXX X25/09/2019
20/12/2018Storms and FloodsClarence Valley, Dungog, Mid-Coast, Walcha, WarrumbungleXXX X16/07/2019
20/12/2018StormsHornsby, Liverpool, Central Coast, Waverley, Woolahra, Tamworth, Lithgow, DubboXXX X21/06/2019
13/12/2018Storms & FloodsBlacktown City, Canterbury Bankstown, Cabonne, Inverell Shire, Orange City and City of RydeXXX X25/09/2019
13/12/2018Storms & FloodsClarence Valley, Lachlan Shire, Wollondilly ShireXXX X01/08/2019
13/12/2018Storms & FloodsThe Hills, Hornsby, Parramatta, Campbelltown, SutherlandXXX X28/06/2018
13-14/12/2018StormAffected Parishes of Orange LGA and affected Parishes and Parts of Parishes in part Cabonne LGA 
Please call 1800 678 593 for more information.
X X X19/06/2019
9/12/2018Severe StormAffected Parishes of Federation, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Edward River, Berrigan LGAs
Please call 1800 678 593 for more information
X X X15/07/2019
1/12/2018BushfireArmidaleXXX X21/09/2019
22/11/2018BushfirePort Stephens Council
Cessnock City Council 
XXX X29/08/2019
30/10/2018BushfireTamworth Regional CouncilXXX X14/08/2019
15/08/2018BushfireBega Valley, EurobodallaXXX X17/03/2019
15/08/2018BushfireCessnock, Port StephensXXX X17/03/2019
14/08/2018BushfireClarence Valley, Glen Innes SevernXXX X09/05/2019
12/08/2018BushfireRichmond Valley, Lismore, KyogleXXX X09/05/2019
11/08/2018BushfireShoalhavenXXX X17/03/2019
14/04/2018 Bushfire Liverpool, Sutherland X X X   X 14/11/2018
12/04/2018 Bushfire Greater Hume: Parishes of Brocklesby, Hovell, Moorwatha, Morebringer X   X   X 24/12/2018
12/04/2018 Bushfire Berrigan: Parish of Carlyle X   X   X 24/12/2018
20/03/2018 Storm Dungog, Kempsey, Mid-Coast, Port Macquarie-Hastings X X X   X 08/12/2018
18/03/2018 Bushfire Bega X X X   X 19/09/2018
12/02/2018 Bushfire Narrabri, Gwydir X X X   X 14/11/2018
09/02/2018 Bushfire Bathurst, Cabonne, Orange X X X   X 14/11/2018
23/01/2018 Bushfire Muswellbrook, Mid-Western X X X   X 14/11/2018
20/01/2018 Bushfire Sutherland X X X   X 14/11/2018
19/01/2018 Bushfire Upper Lachlan X X X   X 14/11/2018
17/01/2018 Bushfire Narrabri, Warrumbungle X X X   X 23/10/2018
13/01/2018 Bushfire Singleton, Cessnock, Muswellbrook X X X   X 23/10/2018
08/01/2018 Bushfire Port Stephens  X X X   X 23/10/2018
02/01/2018 Storm Clarence Valley X   X   X 20/11/2018
02/01/2018 Bushfire Tamworth, Uralla, Gwydir X X X   X 28/08/2018
25/12/2017 Bushfire Tamworth X X X   X 23/10/2018
18/12/2017 Bushfire Singleton X X X   X 23/10/2018
09/12/2017 Storm Clarence Valley X X X   X 23/10/2018
05/12/2017 Bushfire Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings X X X   X 23/10/2018
18/11/2017 Storm

Bogan: Part Canbelego, Flinders

Cobar: Part Canbelego, Robinson, Mouramba

X   X   X 17/07/2018
17/11/2017 Storm

Parkes: Part Ashburnham

Forbes: Part Ashburnham

X   X   X 17/07/2018
05-06/11/2017 Hail Storm Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Tenterfield, Central Coast, Cessnock, Port Macquarie-Hastings X X X   X 20/08/2018
26/10/2017 Storm Midcoast, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey, Lake Macquarie, Goulburn Mulwaree X X X   X 20/08/2018
23/09/2017 Bushfire Mid-Coast, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Dungog, Upper Hunter X X X   X 25/07/2018

Closed Declarations

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