Flood recovery

Advice and support for cleaning up after a flood, what to do about damaged property, accommodation, and replacing lost documents.

Cleanup after floods

Flood clean-up assistance

For help with cleaning up after the flood, contact your local council.

For animal and agricultural support, call the Agriculture and Animal Emergency Services hotline on 1800 814 647

Recovery information and support

Clean-up assistance and advice

Guidance for flood-impacted households and businesses on dealing with water inundation, and staying safe during clean-up.

If your home is lost or damaged

If your home has been lost for damaged in the floods, there are emergency and temporary housing support options and mental health support services in your area you can access.

Temporary housing

Temporary housing sites provide a safe and secure home while people affected by floods begin their recovery. Find out more about how these sites are being built and how to apply.

Rebuilding or repairing your property

Guidance for owners and tenants of homes that are damaged or in need of rebuilding after the 2022 floods.

What to do immediately after a flood

Steps to help you recover after a major flooding event, once you're no longer in immediate danger.

Landlords and tenants rights in a flood

When properties are affected by natural disasters like floods, bushfires or storms, tenants and landlords have certain rights and responsibilities under NSW laws.

Related pages

Local information for flood-affected residents

Find local news and information from your council about flood recovery, road closures, storm alerts and waste removal.

Legal and insurance support

NSW residents affected by the recent severe weather and flooding can access emergency information about legal services, insurance claims, lost proof of identification and free mail redirection. 

Flood donations

Find information on how to donate or offer financial support to flood-affected communities so your contribution makes an impact.

Reconstruction agencies and programs

NSW Reconstruction Authority

In response to the flood disasters of 2022, legislation was passed in NSW parliament to establish the NSW Reconstruction Authority. This authority is to be dedicated to disaster recovery, reconstruction and preparedness.

Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation

Working closely with government agencies and local stakeholders, the NRRC will identify and prioritise projects and programs to rejuvenate communities in the region.

Resilient Homes Fund

The Resilient Homes Fund was established to improve the resilience of homes in high-risk flood areas in the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Tweed local government areas.

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