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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

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.

11 December 2020
Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and VIC Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville announce extensions to two popular categories of bushfire recovery grants for farmers and small businesses.

01 December 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Vic

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher announce $13.2 million to support battery back-ups across 467 mobile phone towers to provide a minimum of 12 hours of emergency back-up power.

24 November 2020
NSW

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announce deadline extension for Bushfire Local Economic Recovery fund applications.

24 November 2020
Vic

VIC Premier Daniel Andrews and VIC state Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announce additional financial support to protect Victoria's vulnerable wilderness, restore the environment following bushfires, and improve visitor facilities.

17 November 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

National Bushfire Recovery Agency releases Journey to recovery, a document detailing the collaborative approach to recovery following the 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires.

13 November 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud announce major reforms as part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. As part of the response, a standing National Resilience, Relief and Recovery Agency will be established to support recovery from disasters and emergencies of national significance, and to build resilience.

02 November 2020
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, Tas, Vic, WA

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt announce $2 million for Indigenous fire and land management workshops as part of the Government's $200 million Wildlife and Bushfire Habitat Recovery fund. 

02 November 2020
NSW

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announce $177 Million for 71 bushfire recovery projects in NSW through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Fund.

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

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher announce grants to telecommunications companies for temporary, portable communications facilities to support critical connectivity in the event of future network outages.

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

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud and Environment Minister Sussan Ley announce a $10 million grant program to help community groups, not-for-profits, and traditional owners take recovery actions to benefit their local environment.