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*** NSW/Victorian Bushfire Response ***
Important Information from CHL for people affected by the bushfires in NSW and Victoria

VICTORIAN & NSW BUSHFIRE RESPONSE – INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE BUSHFIRES

VICTORIA

As we are all aware there has been a major bushfire emergency in East Gippsland, Victoria over the last week.

For all assistance with accommodation and housing in the fire affected areas of East Gippsland please call the Community Housing offices in Bairnsdale 51 528933 or Morwell 51 204800.

Community Housing staff can assist fire affected people with housing needs assessments and meeting all housing related costs for crisis accommodation, and private rental housing during office hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

For after-hours housing assistance please contact the St Kilda Crisis Center on 1800825 955.

For Community Housing Ltd tenants that have any related housing maintenance issues please call our maintenance call center on 1300 424 573, available 24 hours 7 days per week. Email address maintenance@chl.org.au

Emergency Relief Grants are available for all fire affected individuals and families.Our staff can assist people to access grants at the Emergency Relief Centers in Bairnsdale, Sale and Morwell.

For people wishing to donate to the bushfire relief effort, the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund is accepting and managing donations. The State Government has asked that all donations of clothing, food and household items pause for the time being, as the response has been overwhelming.

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund Website.

https://www.gerf.org.au/gerf-announces-appeal-for-fire-affected-communities/

The following relief centers are open

  • Bairnsdale Football Pavilion – Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale
  • Bairnsdale Racecourse – Forge Creek Road Bairnsdale
  • Kernot Hall, 50-70 Princes Drive, Morwell
  • Sale Baptist Church, cnr Princes Hwy and Cobains Rd, Sale

Detailed information is available on the Vic Emergency website.

https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

NEW SOUTH WALES

Anyone still effected by the loss of their home due to the bushfires and requiring assistance in the Port Macquarie Hastings, Kempsey and Nambucca LGAs (primarily Laurieton, Wauchope, Port Macquarie,  Kempsey, Nambucca and Macksville areas) are encouraged to contact CHL below.

CHL – 1300 245 468.

CHL Office Locations:

Port Macquarie
16 Clarence St, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6583 6520

Kempsey
84 Belgrave St, Kempsey
Phone: 02 8569 0111

Any related housing maintenance issues please call 1300 424 573, available 24 hours 7 days per week. Email address maintenance@chl.org.au


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