Northern NSW Bushfires - from 31 August 2019

The application process

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The Natural Disaster Recovery Relief Grant is available to eligible primary producers, small businesses, sporting clubs and not for profit organisations, following the declaration of a Natural Disaster by the NSW Government, and following the approval of the Australian Government. This assistance measure is only provided in event of Natural Disasters that have severely affected communities, regions or sectors.

For full details of eligibility and what you can claim download the relevant Guidelines:

To receive payment, you will need to include your bank account details on the application form.

PRIMARY PRODUCERS are required to provide:

  • Proof of property location - copy of last Local Government Area and Local Land Services rate notices.
  • Proof of income - copy of Farm Business Taxation Returns and Financial Statements plus Personal Tax Returns of all members of the Business (tax assessments are not acceptable). Do not send original tax returns.
  • Proof of expenditure - copies of Tax Invoice/ Receipts of expenditure incurred to date (can be supplied post assessment). No payments will be made on quotations.
  • Proof of insurance - copy of Insurance Claim (if applicable).

 

SMALL BUSINESSES are required to provide:

  • Proof of business registration - copy of current registration certificate.
  • Proof of business location - copy of last rates notice, gas bill, electricity bill, phone bill or lease agreement.
  • Proof of income - copy of Business Taxation Returns and Financial Statements plus Personal Tax Returns of all members of the Business (tax assessments are not acceptable). Do not send original tax returns.
  • Proof of expenditure - copies of Tax Invoice/ Receipts of expenditure incurred to date (can be supplied post assessment). No payments will be made on quotations.
  • Proof of insurance - copy of Insurance Claim (if applicable).

The online application form has been designed to make the process as simple as possible. We recommend that you have all scanned documents ready to upload before starting the process. We recommend that you use the Google Chrome browser.

If you prefer to download a hard copy of the form, download the manual form and submit with all information requested on the checklist on page 5.

For further assistance, please contact us on 1800 678 593 or email us rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au.