Bushfire Recovery

Snowy Valleys Council along with the RFS, state government agencies, residents, ratepayers and businesses are working together to establish what needs to be done and develop an action plan.

As we move forward together, information is key and this is one way of keeping you in touch during the weeks ahead.

The site provides information on financial and non-financial support that may be available to those affected. We have also begun compiling a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a list of useful links to other government and non-government websites and resources that may be of assistance to you.

We will be updating information  as it becomes available so please check back regularly.

Click here for Bushfire Recovery Information

Click here to watch the video of the Laing O'Rourke Clean-up Community Meeting held in Batlow on 18 March 2020


Bush Fire Recovery Committees

In response to the NSW bushfire disaster the NSW State Government has set up a State Recovery Committee supported by Regional Recovery Committees. 

Dick Adams, a former senior police commander has been appointed by the Premier to be the Recovery Coordinator for Southern NSW. The NSW Southern Regional Recovery Committee operates across seven local government areas including the Snowy Valleys.

A Snowy Valleys Council Recovery Committee has also been established to compile the needs of our community for either action locally or escalation to higher levels of government for assistance.

Membership of the Committee includes community leaders, business owners and elected officials who are specialists or actively involved in areas seen as key to the region’s recovery.

To ensure tasks and ideas can be identified and actioned as quickly as possible, the SVC Recovery Committee is supported by SVC Recovery Sub-Committees whose key areas of focus are health, well-being & education; forest industries; agriculture, livestock & horticulture; business & tourism; infrastructure, waste & environment; donations & disaster relief; Council business as usual; communications & community engagement; and a Community Advisory Group.

Click here to find out more

Submission-to-the-Royal-Commission-into-National-Natural-Disaster-Arrangements.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

SVC-Response-to-Issues-Paper-Royal-Commission-into-Natural-Disaster-Arrangements.pdf(PDF, 677KB)

Local donation appeal for local fire victims

Donations for the Tumut Region's Bush Fire Victims

Community Foundation for the Tumut Region - A registered charitable trust - Supporting partners in the appeal are Elders Adelong and Tumut, the Adelong Progress Assoc and the Community Bank (Bendigo) Adelong.

Donations are tax deductable and can be deposited with any branch of the Bendigo Community Bank , Ray White Real Estate or by direct deposit to the Community Foundation.

  • Name: Community Foundation for Tumut Region
  • BSB: 633000
  • Account No: 141406736

Please register your donation including your name and address [email protected](External link)

Donations for the Tumbarumba Region's Bush Fire Victims

Rotary Club of Tumbarumba Service Account - All funds received will be distributed on an as needs basis, overseen by a panel of independent community leaders. Please mark donations "bushfire".

  • Bank - Bendigo
  • Name - Rotary Club of Tumbarumba Service Account
  • BSB - 633000
  • Account - 130534639

If you require a receipt please send email request to [email protected]

Community Enterprise Foundation™

Community Enterprise Foundation™ is the philanthropic arm of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group

Donations of $2 or more for the NSW and ACT Bush Fire Appeal are tax deductible and can be made at your nearest Bendigo Bank Branch or online at www.bendigobank.com.au

For information on how to direct your donation to Tumbarumba Region specifically, please email [email protected]

“The NSW and ACT Bushfire Disaster Appeal is a management account of Community Enterprise Foundation™ ABN 69 694 230 518, The Bendigo Centre, PO Box 480, Bendigo, Vic 3552. The Foundation will make distributions by way of grants, following receipt of applications from organisations endorsed with an item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)”