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Disaster Recovery Services in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Region

If you are in an emergency and require immediate assistance please call '000'

If you need general disaster assistance you can contact:

State Emergency Services (SES)
P: 132 500
While our major responsibilities are for flood and storm emergencies, NSW SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state.

NSW Rural Fire Service
P: 1800 679 737
Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts.

Australian Red Cross
P: 1800 733 276
Supporting disaster-affected communities through their long term recovery. Australian Red Cross provides resources and volunteers to support community recovery activities as well as grants to residents directly impacted by the bushfires.

If you require financial assistance due to a natural disaster you can contact:

NSW Bushfire Customer Care Service
P: 13 77 88
For people impacted by bushfire, the NSW Bushfire Customer Care Service will help you navigate the support and financial assistance that's available across all levels of government.

Salvation Army Disaster and Emergencies
P: 1300 662 217
The Salvation Army Disasters Assistance team is available to help those affected in any state or territory across Australia.

Rural Assistance Authority
P: 1800 678 593
Natural disaster recovery grants provide immediate relief to eligible primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations, for clean-up and restoration costs in the aftermath of extreme natural disasters.

NAB Natural Disaster and Crisis Support
We provide support for customers and communities impacted by natural disasters and crises, to help them get back on their feet. See our website for contact details most relevant for you https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/social-impact/customers/natural-disaster-and-crisis-support

Operation Fire Relief
In response to the catastrophic bushfires ravaging across Australia, the Rapid Relief Team are stepping in to support those who have lost their homes with their Operation Fire Relief initiative.

If you require assistance rebuilding you can contact:

BlazeAid
P: 0418 530 471
A volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

If you require assistance for farming or livestock you can contact:

Agricultural Services Hotline
P: 1800 814 647
If you are a landholder or community member affected by bushfires and need help with emergency fodder, emergency water, livestock or domestic animal assessment contact 1800 814 647.

St Vincent de Paul Drought Assistance
P: 1300 846 643
If you are a farmer, farm worker or farm supplier/contractor who is doing it tough because of the drought you may be entitled to receive a one-off payment of $3,000 funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 (DCSI).

Rural Aid Australia
P: 1300 327 624
Assistance for primary producers in fire, drought or flood help with $1,500 to pay bills, register for Buy-A-Bale for fodder for livestock, access to water, or help with food or other costs.

Department of Human Services Farm Household Allowance
A payment for farming families in financial hardship.If you’ve been affected by the bushfires, you can continue to get Farm Household Allowance if you intend to return to farming.

Rural Resilience Program
The Rural Resilience team is here to listen, learn and link rural communities, families and individuals with the most appropriate services and information. See our website for contact information https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/rural-resilience-program

Drought Angels
P: (07) 4662 7371
Drought Angels supports Aussie farmers and their rural communities with meaningful and personalised assistance.  We provide food hampers, care packs, prepaid visas and local store vouchers.