2022 Floods – Resources and Links
This page is updated frequently. If you are a member, you also have access to the Business NSW helplines for legal and WHS advice. We encourage you to share this page with your colleagues (regardless of membership) because helping local business survive and thrive particularly now, is paramount. We are all in this together.
Information is being added about evacuation centres, cleaning supplies, volunteers to help cleanup, tradies’ availability, work spaces with internet access etc, and more. Please let us know if there’s information you need, and we will endeavour to find it for you. Contact Ellen on 0409 660 489 (txt preferred, but call too!)
If you have questions, please call or send us an email.
If you require support to claim, call the Australian Government Emergency Information Line on 180 22 66.
The Australian Taxation Office has also 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. For more information, click here: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Support-in-difficult-times/
State government financial support is available through Resilience NSW’s Disaster Relief Grants. This can cover emergency food, clothing and accommodation, repair or replacement of essential furniture and personal effects, and essential repairs to housing to a habitable condition.
To apply, phone 13 77 88 and ask for the Disaster Relief Grant administered by Resilience NSW.
Maintaining health during and after floods and storms
Mental Health, Safety and Wellbeing Resources
- Apps (search the App Store on your phone): Calm, or Avrora
Disaster Dashboard and Alerts
- NSW SES: ses.nsw.gov.au or 132 500
- Lismore Disaster Dashboard, including road closures –
- RMS Live Traffic: livetraffic.com
- Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/northcoast.shtml
- Latest NSW Warnings: bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings
- Rainfall Forecasts:bom.gov.au/australia/meteye
- BOM NSW Twitter: twitter.com/BOM_NSWFLOOD