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Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities

Providing direct First Nations specific support

Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities provides funds for culturally sensitive direct support to First Nations communities affected by the fires in New South Wales and Victoria.

The Fund provides grants directly to individuals and to Indigenous-led organisations for regranting.

Organisations and individuals are eligible for repeat funding once existing funds have been acquitted.

We acknowledge that these tragedies have occurred on sacred Indigenous lands where sovereignty has not been ceded. The ongoing connection of First Nations peoples to land and culture is critical to life on this land. We acknowledge our ancestors and elders past present and future.


What is the fund open to supporting?

  • temporary relocation costs such as emergency accommodation and travel costs

  • refurbishment of uninsured, fire-damaged property

  • replacement of vital items such as clothing, food, toiletries, medical supplies or equipment

  • expenses incurred when resettling.

Apply for funding

Start your application for funding from the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities


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Please note

Any needs outside of the above dot points are not eligible for funding.

If an application for funding is approved, it may be up to two weeks until funding is received into the applicant’s nominated bank account.

Funding will be distributed on a demonstrated needs basis with a minimum of 50% distributed to NSW.

Need help?

Got a question about the fund or your application? Contact our team for support.