Bush Fire Recovery Information

Bush Fire Recovery Information


This section is for people affected by the Busbys Flat bush fire.

Latest News

Rappville Community Recovery Get Together – Rappville Pub, Friday 15 November – free barbecue, NRL stars meet and greet, and support agencies in attendance.

*** Latest Community Recovery Newsletter*** – edition 3 released 7 November. Click here to view and download disaster support agency contact details.

Community Recovery Meeting – The second Community Recovery Meeting is being held at Rappville Public School on Thursday 31 October. Prior meetings were held on Thursday 17 October in Rappville and Casino.  For a video recording of the Casino meeting available on Facebook, click here.

***Latest Community Recovery Newsletter*** – edition 2 released 25 October. Click here to view and download disaster support agency contact details.

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment – announced Wednesday 16 October 2019. The Australian Government has announced a non-means tested one-off payment of $1000 per adult and $400 per child will be made available to individuals severely impacted during the bush fires. This is additional to the Disaster Recovery Allowance which applies to anyone who has lost income as a result of the fires and is not receiving an an existing government support payment.

Clean up begins for fire-affected residents – Richmond Valley Council media release, Wednesday 16 October.

Disaster support for Telstra customers – Telstra has provided extra assistance for customers whose landline connections have been cut off or destroyed in the fire.

Disaster support 

Disaster Relief Grants Fact Sheet

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP)

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA)

How are you going? Pay attention to your mental health in a crisis.

Safety information

Bush Fire Recovery Information – Solar Panels – Fact Sheet

Bush Fire Recovery Information – Gas Bottles – Fact Sheet

Property Hazards Following a Bushfire – SafeWork NSW – Fact Sheet

Latest fire information

Go to the RFS Fires Near Me website for the latest information on the bushfire.

How to donate to the fire recovery effort

BlazeAid is a volunteer run organisation which specialises in helping farms rebuild their infrastructure after devastating bushfires.
This includes repairing and replacing fencing, cattle yards, troughs, pipes, water tanks, and more.
BlazeAid has a base camp at the Casino Showgrounds where 30-40 volunteers from across NSW and interstate will camp for 9-12 weeks.
With the community’s help these volunteers will identify the farms which have been most badly affected by the recent fires and work to rebuild their infrastructure.
To donate to BlazeAid, go to the BlazeAid website at www.BlazeAid.com.au or contact Debbie on 0418 990 267.
Donations can be targeted to a specific recovery effort, so 100% of local donations will go towards supporting recovery from the Busbys Flat Rd – Rappville fire.

Casino Golf Club fundraiser

The Casino Golf Club has set up a fundraising account with 100% of money going to individuals and families affected by the bushfires.
Account details are:
Summerland Credit Union
Name: Fire Aid
BSB: 728 728
ACC: 2232 5706
Cash donations can also be made at all Summerland Credit Union branches.

Prime Minister and Premier visit Rappville – 13 October 2019

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