The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website. For copies of recently-issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, please go to the website of the relevant political party.

Disaster assistance

Natural disaster assistance is available to help communities and individuals directly affected by flood, fire, storm damage or any other declared natural disaster. To support relief and recovery following a declared natural disaster a range of measures are made available by the NSW Government. These measures include:


Natural disaster assistance low interest rate loans are available to eligible:

Transport Assistance

A Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy is also made available to primary producers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event.

Disaster Recovery Grants

Additional assistance in the form of Disaster Recovery Grants may also be made available following extreme and widespread disaster events.

Declared natural disasters

Natural Disaster Assistance Loans are available to Local Government Areas affected by a declared natural disaster.

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