Returning home after a bush fire can be difficult, stressful and sometimes hazardous. It is important to look after your health throughout the recovery period.

Bushfire customer care service

NSW Government is delivering bushfire recovery assistance to help people and businesses impacted by bushfires.

The Service NSW bushfire customer care service has specialists to help guide you every step of the way.

Advice to return home safely

Follow these practical steps to return home safely after bushfire has affected your area:

Mental health support

It is completely normal to experience a range of emotions if you are directly or indirectly affected by bushfires. Additional support is available if you need help, including in bushfire-affected communities in rural and regional areas. This includes advice and pathways to care for people who need specialist assistance.

Find out more about managing your mental health during and after a bushfire.

Mental health information for parents to help children and young adults is also available.

More information

Visit Bushfire response and recovery for more information about bushfires and health.

Current as at: Thursday 30 January 2020
Contact page owner: Environmental Health