Special Disaster Grant - Bushfires NSW

The Special Disaster Grant provides bushfire-affected primary producers in eligible local government areas with funding to help with clean-up and immediate restoration costs.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $75,000.

Who is this for?

New South Wales primary producers in eligible bushfire-affected local government areas.


Farmers, fishers, private foresters and beekeepers affected by the recent bushfires in New South Wales can apply for funding to go towards clean-up and restoration work.

The grant can go towards:

  • equipment and materials used in clean-ups
  • additional labour costs
  • disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock
  • repairs to buildings (other than housing)
  • fencing repairs
  • replacing or repairing essential equipment
  • salvaging crops
  • treating livestock, poultry and aquaculture species
  • buying fodder, grain and feeds for livestock and poultry
  • purchasing or hiring equipment used to immediately resume business
  • replacing essential water used for firefighting
  • water cartage
  • safety inspections

Funding cannot be used to repair damage:

  • to residential properties
  • covered under existing insurance policies

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be located in an eligible local government area
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • earn more than 50% of your income from a combination of primary production and goods made directly from that produce (e.g. wine)
  • spend part of your labour on primary production
  • have been carrying on your business at the time of the fires
  • not be a corporation

Applicants that don't earn more than 50% of their income from primary production may be eligible if they meet certain criteria.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Special Disaster Grant - Bushfires.