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Bushfire recovery health support services

The following free services are available to people impacted by fires and drought. No GP referral is needed.

  • Northern NSW - Connect to Wellbeing on 1300 160 339

It’s completely normal to experience a range of emotions after a fire, including anxiety, forgetfulness, sleep disturbance and more. Having someone to listen to and support you through this is very important. Check in on your friends and neighbours, and if you or someone you know needs help, reach out. The following are free services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 

  • Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511 
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14 
  • Mensline – 1300 789 978 
  • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 
  • Beyondblue – 1300 22 4636  
  • Healthy Minds - 1300 16 339

Please check the information provided from NSW Health website regarding emergency assistance, air quality and smoke irritations, treating burns and drinking water.

If you have concerns or questions regarding the use of fire retardants near your property, please refer to this  factsheet (PDF, 212KB) issued by NSW Rural Fire Service. 


This page was last updated on: 21 April 2020