National Bushfire Recovery Agency

The new National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) now has a website which includes:
  1. A Factsheet on the current bushfire situation
  2. Quicklinks to contacts and information
  3. An introduction to the National Bushfire Recovery Coordinator, Andrew Colvin APM OAM
  4. Details for accessing Disaster Payments.

The NBRA has an initial $2 billion for a national bushfire recovery fund to coordinate a national response to rebuild communities and livelihoods after the devastating fire-front has passed.  The Agency’s key tasks include:

  • Build on the effective working relationships with state, territory and local governments, including their recovery and reconstruction bodies, and to work with stakeholders in bushfire affected communities, and relevant Commonwealth agencies to inform and integrate recovery and rebuild activities
  • Ensuring affected communities have ready access to meaningful support and all available services
  • Providing advice and recommendations to Government on the economic and social impacts of bushfire on affected communities, in consultation with relevant agencies across all levels of government;
  • Developing and coordinating the delivery of a long-term plan for the recovery, rebuild and resilience of bushfire affected communities

>> Find out more about the National Bushfire Recovery Agency here