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Timeline

Our timeline includes details on all announcements related to bushfire relief and recovery by Australian and State/Territory Governments. By including stand-alone and joint announcements, you can see a comprehensive picture of all help delivered by both levels of government.

Key dates

28 March 2021
NSW

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Minister for Regional NSW, Trade and Industry John Barilaro announce 173 community projects receiving new funding as part of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund working to deliver community resilience and disaster recovery across New South Wales. 

 

25 March 2021
NSW

NSW Environment Protection Authority commence works under the Aboriginal Land Clean-Up program with the NSW Government’s additional $95 million for Bushfire Recovery Programs under joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

19 March 2021
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Vic, WA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud, Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt announce $2 million program supporting Indigenous fire management to help local communities and regions better prepare for major bushfire events.  

09 March 2021
ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, Vic, WA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley announce $10 million recovery package to provide recovery support for wildlife through local projects including creating community nurseries, cultural burning and installing nest boxes.

25 February 2021
WA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and WA Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan announce $18.1 million recovery package to provide recovery support for communities in the local government areas of Swan and Mundaring impacted by the Wooroloo Bushfire.

24 February 2021
SA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and SA Premier Stephen Marshall announce almost $29 million for bushfire recovery projects in South Australia’s affected communities. These projects are designed to boost local economies and build resilient and sustainable communities.

04 February 2021
Vic

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher announces the completion of the rebuilding of the NBN fixed line network in Mallacoota following its damage during the Black Summer bushfires.

01 February 2021
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan welcome the 'Open for business' video series which tells the stories of everyday Australians recovering from the 2019-20 bushfires.

22 January 2021
QLD

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and QLD Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Steven Miles announce $8.9 million of extra funding for the local economic recovery of bushfire-affected Queensland communities.

04 January 2021
Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and the Victorian Government have announced a $5.1 million dollar boost for bushfire recovery. 15 Local Economic Recovery projects will be funded to support areas hit hardest by the 2019-20 bushfires.

31 December 2020
Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and VIC Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville announce boost for jobs, skills and tourism to support long-term economic recovery across East Gippsland and Victoria’s North East. 

13 December 2020
SA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud, Member for Kavel Dan Cregan, and Adelaide Hills Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom announce funding support for nature based tourism in the bushfire-affected town of Lobethal.