Natural disaster arrangements

A ‘declared’ natural disaster is a natural event (or a combination of natural events) where the level of event-caused damage and distress leads the State Government to offer financial assistance to those affected by the event.

This section sets out arrangements for natural disaster assistance administered by Roads and Maritime Services on State, Regional, Local and Crown Roads.

For a list of current Natural Disaster Declarations see the Ministry for Police & Emergency services website.

Information on the schemes is available under the NSW Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes.

Other State Government agencies have similar arrangements for other assets managed by councils. For information regarding Department of Commerce position, see the Public Works website.

The Federal Government provides financial assistance to the State, in certain circumstances, to help repair damage attributable to declared natural disasters. See Attorney-General's Department information About the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.


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