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Local Government

To help the most severely bushfire-impacted councils to quickly rebuild vital infrastructure and strengthen their community’s resilience, the Australian Government is providing initial and immediate payments under the Local Government Areas (LGAs) Grants Package (the Package).

Under this Package, 43 councils have been provided $1 million lump sum payments.

Proposals and questions about the Package should be directed to LGAsupport@bushfirerecovery.gov.au.

Councils that have received payment (as at 24 January 2020):

NSW

  • Armidale
  • Ballina
  • Bega Valley
  • Bellingen
  • Blue Mountains
  • Byron
  • Central Coast
  • Cessnock
  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Eurobodalla
  • Glen Innes Severn
  • Hawkesbury
  • Inverell
  • Kempsey
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Lithgow
  • Mid-Coast
  • Mid-Western
  • Nambucca
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang
  • Richmond Valley
  • Shoalhaven
  • Singleton
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Tenterfield
  • Tweed
  • Walcha
  • Wingecarribee
  • Wollondilly

QLD

  • Livingstone
  • Noosa
  • Scenic Rim
  • Southern Downs
  • Sunshine Coast

SA

  • Adelaide Hills
  • Kangaroo Island

VIC

  • East Gippsland 
  • Towong
  • Alpine