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Emergency grants

For people whose homes have been destroyed in the Australian Bushfires 2019/2020.

If your home has been destroyed in a bushfire since July 2019, you can apply for an emergency grant.

Emergency grants are open across Australia to people whose primary place of residence has been destroyed or rendered permanently uninhabitable as the result of bushfires from 1 July 2019 to 28 February 2020.

Your primary place of residence is the place you reside in on a permanent basis, whether as an owner-occupier or a tenant. ‘Destroyed or rendered permanently uninhabitable’ means the place has been or must be demolished.  

A grant of $5,000 is available per household.

Grants will be open until 30 April 2020.

How to apply

We want to make the process as simple as possible, with a few basic checks.

Before you start your application, please have a photo or scan of the following documents ready:

  1. Evidence of your identity, such as a drivers licence or passport
  2. Proof of residence, such as a recent utility bill
  3. Details for a financial transfer, such as a bank statement or internet banking screenshot clearly showing your name, bank name, BSB and account details. Handwritten notes or photos of bank cards cannot be accepted.

If your documents have been damaged or lost in the fires and cannot be replaced, please phone 1800 RED CROSS (1800 733 276).

Questions? Check the emergency grants support page.