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The Agency

On 6 January 2020, the National Bushfire Recovery Agency (the Agency) was established by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Agency leads and coordinates the national response to rebuilding communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires.

The Agency is led by the National Coordinator, Mr Andrew Colvin APM OAM, former Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police. The National Coordinator reports to the Prime Minister through the Minister for Emergency Management, the Hon David Littleproud MP.

Our vision is that bushfire-affected communities are empowered to recover and build a resilient future. We give life to our vision by putting the experience of bushfire-affected individuals and communities at the centre of everything we do.

Our purpose is to lead and coordinate the Commonwealth-supported recovery and rebuild for the 2019-20 bushfires. We are established and backed by Government. By leading this national bushfire recovery and rebuild for the people of Australia, we have an opportunity to collaborate across sectors, work across all levels of government, connect communities and communicate with them.

Through the Australian Government’s National Bushfire Recovery Fund (the Fund) we are coordinating more than $2 billion in bushfire help for communities. Much of that is being delivered through state governments, with oversight, coordination and leadership from the Agency. This approach gets help to people as quickly and directly as possible. 

Our focus is on where you’re at now, what’s ahead for you and your community, and what help you need to get there. 

We are committed to being open, honest, and transparent in everything we do. We’ll keep sharing what we know so people affected by the bushfires can make informed choices about the future and see their path forward.