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2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires

Supporting communities impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires

On 6 January 2020, in response to the significant scale and national impact of the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires, the Australian Government announced the $2 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund.

The National Bushfire Recovery Fund was established to support communities and businesses to recover and rebuild by supporting locally led efforts on the ground, with flexibility in its design to support short, medium and long-term recovery needs. 

The fund has since grown, with close to $2.2 billion paid or committed. A range of programs delivered under the Fund were intended to support short-term recovery needs of individuals and businesses. 

The National Emergency Management Agency and broader Australian Government remains committed to support medium to long-term community recovery.

Continuing programs are supporting medium to long-term recovery for communities that will enhance and strengthen their resilience that will lessen the impact of future disasters.

You can click on the below programs, managed by the Agency under the National Bushfire Recovery Fund, to read more.