Flood Support Links

Kempsey Shire Council Information

Flood information: If you live in a flood-prone area, it is important to learn how to prepare and protect your family, pets and property. Visit the news & updates section for current road, bridge and flood information.

Disaster Dashboard: Looking to keep up to date in times of a disaster - take a look at the Disaster Dashboard for an overview of the emergency happenings in the valley.

The Recovery Hub: Located at 57 Elbow St in West Kempsey, the Recovery Hub is open to provide assistance for residents recovering from disaster. Our dedicated Recovery Team is working in partnership with the emergency services, State and Federal government agencies, charities and others to deliver assistance including:

Flood Recovery
Bushfire and Drought Recovery
COVID-19 support
To contact Council's Recovery Team call 6566 3200 during office hours.

Service NSW Business Concierges
Call Service NSW on 13 77 88 to speak with a Business Concierge or book a call back at https://mybusiness.service.nsw.gov.au/concierge

Service NSW Disaster Assistance Finder
If you've been impacted by a natural disaster, you can use this interactive tool to get a personalised list of available programs and services. More information

Small Business and Primary Producer Grants

The NSW Government has announced additional grants to small businesses and primary producers under the Disaster Recover Funding Arrangements (DRFA), funded by both the State and Commonwealth Governments.

Small business recovery grants up to $10,000 (income loss)
The grants are designed to help small business that have experienced a significant decline in revenue. The grant could be used to meet business costs, seek financial advice or to adjust the business and make it more resilient.

Small business recovery grants up to $50,000 (direct damage)
These grants are designed to provide short-term targeted assistance for recovery and reinstatement activities, including safety inspections, repairs to premises and internal fittings, and replacement of stock.

Primary producer recovery grants up to $75,000 (direct damage)
The grants are designed to provide short-term targeted assistance for recovery and reinstatement activities, including salvaging crops and repairs to damaged farm infrastructure (e.g. fencing) and equipment.

Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) - disaster hotline: 1800 734 621.

New South Wales Floods, March 2021 - Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment
Support for people adversely affected by the floods in New South Wales in March 2021.
If you’re eligible you’ll get:

$1,000 per adult
$400 for each child younger than 16.
You have until 28 September 2021 to make a claim. More information

Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA)
Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short term payment to help you if a declared disaster directly affects your income.
You can get it for a maximum of 13 weeks. Paid from the date you lose income as a direct result of the New South Wales floods in March 2021. You have until 28 September 2021 to make a claim. More information