North Coast

Support for flood affected communities in the Northern Rivers

As Northern Rivers communities prepare for recovery, RDA Northern Rivers is working to provide information to assist our communities as we move forward from this unprecedented flood event.

We will continue to send updates and information as it becomes available.

Assistance available
Immediate assistance is available to businesses through Services Australia and Service NSW.

The Australian Taxation Office has announced support including extra time to pay tax or lodge tax returns, activity statements or other obligations, and are prioritising any refunds owed to you.

The NSW Government disaster assistance website provides information and links to support for individuals, businesses, not for profit and community groups.

Information about financial assistance to individuals and families is available from Service NSW.

Government announcements for long term flood recovery will be regularly updated the National Recovery and Resilience Agency website.

Access to up to date information and links to services are available through your local LGA emergency/disaster dashboard.

Tweed Emergency Dashboard
Lismore Disaster Dashboard
Clarence Disaster Dashboard
Byron Emergency Dashboard
Richmond Valley Disaster Dashboard
Kyogle Disaster Dashboard
Ballina Disaster Dashboard

There are a number of organisations collecting donations to support the flood recovery.

Lismore City Council Flood Appeal (100% of donations to go to flood recovery)
Donations by direct deposit to:
Lismore City Council – Flood Appeal Account
BSB: 062 565
Account: 1086 4366

Red Cross Flood Appeal
Salvation Army Flood Appeal

Evacuation centres across the region may also be receiving donations of food, clothing, bedding and other items. Please check in with your local evacuation centre to find out what is needed.

We understand that Southern Cross University Evacuation City (Lismore) are in need of inflatable mattresses and blankets, toilet paper and bottled water. If you can help out with those items, head to the end of Rifle Range Road, East Lismore where the road will turn to the left 180 degrees. Please no clothes, they have enough.