How can Bush fires be prevented?

Things you can do to help include: regularly mowing the grass and raking up leaves. removing weeds and pruning bushes and trees. keeping garden beds moist through mulching or other non-flammable ground covers like pebbles. regularly clearing leaves from gutters,...

Who is eligible for bushfire relief?

If you’re a small business or not-for-profit organization that has suffered direct damage to premises or equipment as a result of the NSW 2019–2020 bushfire event (beginning in August 2019), you may be eligible for a bushfire recovery grant.

What should you not do during a bushfire?

Do not shelter from radiant heat inside your car, a swimming pool, or a water tank – these do not provide adequate protection from radiant heat or smoke. Before, during, and after a bushfire, it is important that you keep informed about emergencies that may be...

How can I get money from bushfire relief?

2019/20 bushfire relief Complete the Disaster Assistance Finder to find out what support you are eligible for. For further assistance phone the Bushfire Customer Care Service on 13 77 88 or visit a Service NSW Centre or Mobile Service Centre visiting bushfire-affected...

Are fires in Australia under control?

The fires that burned for months over much of eastern Australia have finally been brought under control, helped by days of intense rain. But the recovery remains a long-term effort. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: … Heavy rains, cooler temperatures, have helped douse...