The National Bushfire Recovery Agency has compiled key information on each bushfire impacted Local Government Area. Each profile includes general data, as well as information on bushfire impact, relief and recovery support, and maps. They have been grouped together by state/territory:
- Australian Capital Territory LGA Profiles (DOCX 209KB)
- New South Wales LGA Profiles (DOCX 6.8MB)
- Queensland LGA Profiles (DOCX 3.2MB)
- South Australia LGA Profiles (DOCX 1.2MB)
- Tasmania LGA Profiles (DOCX 676KB)
- Victoria LGA Profiles (DOCX 2.5MB)
Local Economic Recovery and Complementary Projects Fund
On 11 May 2020, the Australian Government announced $448.5 million in Local Economic Recovery (LER) and Complementary Project funding. This money will support bushfire-affected communities restore local economies and build back better.
The LER funding will encourage locals to lead their recovery. With our state and local partners we can make sure support goes where it’s needed. By partnering with state governments to co-fund projects, the NBRA can maximise funding available to affected communities.
We know it takes time for communities to move forward after a disaster. The most effective approach to long-term social and economic recovery is to:
- listen to the advice of the local communities who know what is best for their recovery
- support local recovery priorities.
A collaborative, well-coordinated, and flexible approach to recovery is key.
We’ll provide regular updates on LER co-funding and state government processes, as well as successful projects, as they become available. Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here (PDF 71KB).
The South Australian Government is consulting with local councils, recovery committees, communities and other stakeholders in bushfire-affected areas. Projects already announced include the Kangaroo Island’s desalination project.
QLD, NSW and VIC are finalising their processes and expect to provide further information soon.
Delivering relief and recovery assistance to local communities has been a priority of all levels of government.
Responding to natural disasters is primarily the responsibility of State and Territory Governments. However in recognition of the significant cost of the 2019-20 bushfire crisis, the Australian Government committed to cost-share relief and recovery efforts with State and Territory Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Through the DRFA, the Australian Government provides financial assistance directly to the states to administer to local communities.
There are four categories of assistance under the DRFA. Information on each category is available for download on the Disaster Assist website.
In addition to this, the Australian Government is working closely with local governments affected by the bushfires to speed-up recovery and help drive critical community support. To date, $62 million in Commonwealth funding has been provided directly to impacted local governments through the Local Government Areas Grants Program.
Further details on relief and recovery support provided to impacted communities is outlined on our Funding page.