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Central Highlands Bushfires - February 2024

Recovery supports

On Thursday 22 February 2024, extremely hot and dry conditions were experienced across Tasmania, and several significant bushfires started in the Central Highlands local government area. This included Dee, Bradys Lake, Tarraleah, Victoria Valley, Osterley and Highlands Waters, as well as smaller bushfires in other areas.

Bushfires are traumatic and devastating events that can cause disruption and damage to local communities.

If you have been affected by the bushfires, the following information is specifically for you, to assist you and your community in getting back on your feet.

Financial Support

The Tasmanian Government’s Emergency Assistance Grant is available to affected residents of the impacted areas.

The purpose of the grant is to assist impacted people to obtain:

  • essential and appropriate shelter;
  • clothing, food, transport; and/or
  • personal items.

If you have been evacuated or displaced from your residence due to the bushfires, you may be eligible for the grant.

Apply online via: Emergency Assistance Grant - Central Highlands Bushfires February 2024.

For further information, contact us by emailing or phoning 1800 204 224.

This funding is provided under the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

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