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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

15 October 2020
NSW

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and NSW Acting Deputy Premier Paul Toole announce $250 million in funding to boost recovery in bushfire-affected communities through local projects supporting infrastructure and initiatives that drive economic and social recovery.

14 October 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

Minister for Health Greg Hunt announces an increase to the number of Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions available to individuals in the 2020-21 Budget, helping to ensure support is accessible across Australia, including in bushfire-affected areas.

14 October 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

Health Minister Greg Hunt announces an increase to the number of Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions available to individuals, helping to ensure support is accessible across Australia, including in bushfire-affected areas.

09 October 2020
Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and VIC Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville announce new local community projects to boost recovery in bushfire affected areas. 

09 October 2020
ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud announces the opening of bushfire support grants for apple and wine grape growers to help with recovering from orchard and crop loss. 

05 October 2020 to 04 November 2020
QLD

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and QLD Treasurer Cameron Dick announce a $9.6 million investment in projects to improve local disaster resilience and risk reduction, of which 49 projects were being delivered through the $13.1 million Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF).

05 October 2020
QLD

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and QLD Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick announce a range of local projects that will help economic and social recovery, and support local jobs across five different council areas affected by the 2019-20 bushfires.

29 September 2020
NSW

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and NSW Acting Deputy Premier Paul Toole announce ​phase 2 of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund, further supporting community well-being, social and future disaster resilience.

29 September 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz announce over $290 million for the national Bridges Renewal Program and Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. Around $147 million of this funding will go to councils in bushfire-affected areas.

18 September 2020
NSW, QLD, SA, Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud, Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham and Regional Tourism Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam announce 95 tourism events and projects in bushfire-affected regions will share in more than $7 million in funding support.

03 September 2020
SA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and SA Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham announce a $4.9 million boost to help with additional clean-up work, a feral pig eradication program on Kangaroo Island, and the work of the Local Recovery Coordinators and their Community Development Officers.