Disaster Assistance Available For Fire Affected Communities

Liberal Tasmania
  • Jeremy Rockliff Premier, Minister for State Development, Trade and the Antarctic, Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Member for Braddon
  • Today I have activated the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements to help individuals and families affected by the Central Highlands bushfires.

    This decision follows discussions with Central Highlands Council Mayor Loueen Triffitt.

    The bushfires have already burned through more than 5000 hectares of land and destroyed several buildings.

    This financial assistance will help those who reside in the impacted area and may have been evacuated or prevented from returning to their primary place of residence while the fires continue to burn.

    Anyone affected by the bushfires who needs assistance should contact the Central Highlands Council.

    Impacted businesses can also seek advice from Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026.

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