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Natural disaster declarations

A Disaster Declaration is a frequently updated list of Local Government Areas (LGA) that have been impacted by a natural disaster. With a disaster declaration for their area, affected communities and individuals can access a range of special assistance measures.

Disaster declarations are issued by the NSW Government and incorporate an Australian Government reference number (AGRN).

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Financial year 2020-21

AGRN Disaster types Name of disaster Local Government Area
960 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods 10 March 2021 onwards Armidale
Ballina
Bathurst
Bega Valley
Bellingen
Blacktown
Blue Mountains
Brewarinna 
Byron
Cabonne
Camden
Campbelltown
Canterbury Bankstown
Central Coast
Cessnock City Council
Clarence Valley
Cobar
Coffs Harbour City
Cumberland
Dungog Shire
Eurobodalla
Fairfield
Gilgandra 
Glen Innes Severn
Gunnedah
Gwydir
Hawkesbury
Hornsby
Inner West
Inverell
Kempsey
Ku-ring-gai
Kyogle
Lachlan
Lake Macquarie City
Lismore
Lithgow
Liverpool
Liverpool Plains
Maitland City
Mid-Coast
Moree Plains
Nambucca Valley
Narrabri
Newcastle City
Northern Beaches
Oberon
Parramatta
Penrith
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Port Stephens
Queanbeyan-Palerang 
Richmond Valley
Shoalhaven 
Singleton
Sutherland
Tenterfield
The Hills
Tweed
Walcha
Walgett
Wingecarribee
Wollondilly
959 Storm Eurobodalla Storms from 26 December 2020 onwards Eurobodalla
954 Storm and flood

NSW Storms and Floods:
19 February 2021 onwards

 

Clarence Valley 
Coffs Harbour
Kyogle
Lismore
Nambucca Valley
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Richmond Valley
948 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods:
2 January 2021 onwards
Glen Innes Severn
Parkes
Tamworth
943 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods:
10 December 2020 onwards
Armidale
Ballina
Bellingen
Byron
Clarence Valley
Coffs Harbour
Glen Innes Severn
Gwydir Shire (extension as at 13 February 2021)
Inverell
Kempsey
Kyogle
Lismore
Moree Plains Shire (extension as at 13 February 2021)
Nambucca Valley
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Richmond Valley 
Tamworth Regional (extension as at 13 February 2021)
Tenterfield Shire (extension as at 13 March 2021)
Tweed
949 Storm NSW Storms: 2 December 2020 onwards Brewarrina
Glen Innes Severn
Warren
945 Storm NSW Storms: 28 November 2020 onwards Hilltops
Upper Lachlan
Weddin
Wingecarribee
936 Storm and flood NSW storms and floods: 20 October 2020 onwards Armidale
Bega Valley 
Central Coast 
Eurobodalla
Mid-Coast
Shoalhaven
Snowy Valleys
Tamworth
938 Storm Central NSW Storms: 18 August 2020 Cabonne
Oberon
923 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods:
5 August 2020 onwards
Bega Valley 
Eurobodalla
Goulburn Mulwaree
Hilltops (extension as at 5 October 2020)
Liverpool (extension as at 5 October 2020) 
Orange
Queanbeyan-Palerang
Shellharbour
Shoalhaven
Snowy Monaro
Sutherland
Upper Lachlan
Wingecarribee (extension as at 5 October 2020)
Wollongong
Yass Valley
922 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods: 25 July 2020 onwards Bega Valley
Central Coast(extension as at 9 October 2020)
Eurobodalla
Kiama
Shellharbour
Shoalhaven
Newcastle
Wingecarribee (extension as at 9 October 2020)

Previous financial years

AGRN Disaster types Name of disaster Local Government Area
918 Storm and flood Western NSW Storms and Floods: 10 to 12 April 2020 Coonamble
Gilgandra
Lachlan
Parkes
Warrumbungle
917 Storm and flood Western NSW Storms and Floods: 3 to 4 April 2020 Bogan
Central Darling
Cobar
Gilgandra
Parkes
919 Storm and flood Cabonne Shire Storms and Floods: 25 March 2020 onwards Cabonne
916 Flood Western NSW Floods: 26 February 2020 onwards Bogan
Bourke
Brewarrina
898 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods: 15 January 2020 onwards Armidale
Ballina
Bathurst
Bayside
Bega Valley 
Bellingen
Blacktown
Blue Mountains
Burwood 
Byron
Camden
Campbelltown
Canada Bay
Canterbury-Bankstown
Central Coast 
Cessnock
Clarence Valley
Coffs Harbour
Cumberland
Dungog
Eurobodalla
Fairfield
Georges River
Gilgandra
Glen Innes Severn
Goulburn Mulwaree
Hawkesbury
Hornsby
Hunter's Hill 
Inner West
Kempsey
Ku-ring-gai
Kyogle
Lake Macquarie
Lane Cove
Lismore
Lithgow
Liverpool
Liverpool Plains
Lord Howe Island
Maitland
Mid-Coast
Mid-Western
Mosman
Nambucca Valley
Narrabri
Newcastle
North Sydney
Northern Beaches
Oberon
Parkes
Parramatta
Penrith
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Port Stephens
Queanbeyan-Palerang
Randwick
Richmond Valley 
Ryde
Shellharbour
Shoalhaven
Snowy Monaro
Snowy Valleys
Strathfield 
Sutherland
Sydney
Tamworth 
Tenterfield
The Hills
Tweed
Upper Hunter
Upper Lachlan
Walgett
Warrumbungle
Waverley
Willoughby
Wingecarribee
Wollondilly
Wollongong
Woollahra
878 Storm NSW Storms: 26 November 2019 onwards Campbelltown
Canterbury-Bankstown
Hawkesbury
Hornsby
Ku-ring-gai
Lane Cove
Liverpool
Northern Beaches
Sutherland
Willoughby
881 Storm Sydney and Southern Highlands Storms: 5 September 2019 onwards Campbelltown
Canterbury-Bankstown
Hawkesbury
Hornsby
The Hills
Wingecarribee
871 Bushfire NSW Bushfires: 31 August 2019 onwards Armidale
Ballina
Bega Valley 
Bellingen
Blue Mountains
Byron
Central Coast 
Cessnock
Clarence Valley
Coffs Harbour
Cootamundra-Gundagai
Dungog
Eurobodalla
Glen Innes Severn
Goulburn Mulwaree
Greater Hume
Gwydir​​
Hawkesbury
Inverell
Kempsey
Ku-ring-gai
Kyogle
Lake Macquarie
Lismore
Lithgow
Mid-Coast
Mid-Western
Muswellbrook
Nambucca Valley
Narrabri
Oberon
Penrith
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Queanbeyan-Palerang
Richmond Valley 
Shoalhaven
Singleton
Snowy Monaro
Snowy Valleys
Sutherland
Tamworth 
Tenterfield
Tweed
Upper Hunter
Upper Lachlan
Uralla
Wagga Wagga
Walcha
Wingecarribee
Wollondilly
880 Bushfire NSW North Coast Bushfires: Commencing 18 July 2019 onwards Clarence Valley
Kempsey
Kyogle
Mid-Coast
Nambucca Valley
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Richmond Valley

AGRN Disaster types Name of disaster Local Government Area
911 Storm and flood Berrigan Shire Storms – 29 June 2019 onwards Berrigan
869 Flood NSW – Carrathool Floods: 22 April 2019 onwards Carrathool
868 Storm and flood Central West and Orana Storms and Floods: 29 March 2019 onwards Gilgandra
Warrumbungle
864 Bushfire Tenterfield Bushfires: 9 March 2019 onwards Tenterfield
843 Bushfire Northern NSW Bushfires: 11 February 2019 onwards Armidale
Inverell
Kyogle
Tenterfield
862 Bushfire Tamworth Regional and Upper Hunter Bushfires: 11 February 2019 onwards Tamworth 
Upper Hunter
867 Bushfire Singleton and Muswellbrook Bushfires: 11 February 2019 onwards Muswellbrook
Singleton
861 Storm Eastern NSW Storms: 8 February 2019 onwards Cumberland
Hornsby
Liverpool
Parramatta
The Hills
Wollongong
857 Storm and flood Hilltops and Cootamundra-Gundagai Storms and Floods: 5 February 2019 onwards Cootamundra-Gundagai
Hilltops
856 Storm Parkes and Greater Hume Storms: 22 and 23 January 2019 onwards Greater Hume
Parkes
860 Bushfire Snowy Valleys Bushfires: 17 January 2019 onwards Snowy Valleys
845 Storm and flood Inland New South Wales Storms and Floods: 11 January 2019 onwards Bathurst
Goulburn Mulwaree
Hilltops
Snowy Valleys
853 Bushfire Parkes and Cabonne (Curembenya) Bushfire: 5 January 2019 onwards Cabonne
Parkes
866 Bushfire Newcastle (Kooragang Island) Bushfires: 5 January 2019 onwards Newcastle
855 Bushfire Tamworth (Halls Creek Road) Bushfire: 3 January 2019 onwards Tamworth 
851 Bushfire Glen Innes Severn (Highland Creek) Bushfire: 25 December 2018 onwards Glen Innes Severn
834 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods: 20 December 2018 Armidale
Ballina
Bellingen
Blacktown
Camden
Canada Bay
Canterbury-Bankstown
Central Coast 
Clarence Valley
Cumberland
Dubbo
Dungog
Fairfield
Hornsby
Lithgow
Liverpool
Mid-Coast
Muswellbrook
Nambucca Valley
Northern Beaches
Parramatta
Penrith
Ryde
Sydney
Tamworth 
The Hills
Upper Hunter
Upper Lachlan
Walcha
Warrumbungle
Waverley
Woollahra
833 Storm and flood NSW Storms and Floods: 13 December 2018 onwards Blacktown
Cabonne
Campbelltown
Canterbury-Bankstown
Clarence Valley
Hornsby
Inverell
Lachlan
Orange
Parramatta
Ryde
Sutherland
The Hills
Wollondilly
847 Bushfire Armidale (Melrose) Bushfire: 1 December 2018 onwards Armidale
842 Bushfire Port Stephens and Cessnock Bushfires: 22 November 2018 onwards Cessnock
Port Stephens
841 Bushfire Tamworth (Rockview) Bushfire: 30 October 2018 onwards Tamworth
820 Bushfire Bega Valley and Eurobodalla bushfires: 15 August 2018 onwards Bega Valley 
Eurobodalla
819 Bushfire Cessnock and Port Stephens bushfires: 15 August 2018 onwards Cessnock
Port Stephens
824 Bushfire Clarence Valley and Glen Innes Severn bushfires: 14 August 2018 onwards Clarence Valley
Glen Innes Severn
823 Bushfire Richmond Valley, Lismore and Kyogle bushfires: 12 August 2018 onwards Kyogle
Lismore
Richmond Valley
818 Bushfire Shoalhaven bushfires: 11 August 2018 onwards Shoalhaven
Last updated: 21 March 2021
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