NSW Flood Disaster Response

The NSW Flood Disaster Response resource platform includes response packages, support and information available from TCP partners and other organisations across Australia. 

Thriving Communities Partnership work with organisations across Australia and not directly with customers. If you personally require support from any of the services below, please contact them directly. 

If your organisation has developed a disaster response that you would like to include on this page please send details through to contact@thriving.org.au

NSW Flood Disaster Response

Emergency Response

RED CROSS - For immediate help or life-threatening situations: Call 000. For help with damage: Call the State Emergency Service on 132 500. For government assistance: Visit disasterassist.gov.au for available support. For mental health enquiries or people in crisis: Call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For insurance claims: Call the Insurance Council of Australia on 1800 734 621. For information on the disasters: ABC local radio or Twitter @ABCemergency. Read More.

Financial and Legal Assistance

AFCA - Australia’s financial ombudsman, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) may be able to offer support and information to individuals financially impacted by natural disasters. AFCA Significant event hotline: 1800 337 444

COLLECTION HOUSE -  Collection House & Lion Finance have a range of Hardship Assistance options available for customers affected by the NSW floods. Customers can reach out to our Customer Assist Team on 1800 051 753 or customerassist@collectionhouse.com.au

NATIONAL DEBT HELPLINE - A not-for-profit financial counselling service that helps people tackle their debt problems. It is a free, independent and confidential service. Call 1800 007 007 to speak to a financial counsellor. Read More

NSW STATE GOVERNMENT - Storms and floods disaster support and recovery Read More

QUEENSLAND STATE GOVERNMENT - Helpful information and support for small businesses and primary producers recovering after a natural disaster. Read More 

SERVICE NSW - Service NSW provides access to a range of services for customers and businesses. This includes financial assistance such as relief packages, emergency services including information on evacuation and recovery centres, and other disaster assistance. Read More

Financial Services

ABA - Australian banks are supporting communities in New South Wales impacted by torrential rain and floods in parts of the state. Read More

ANZ - Natural disaster support is available for ANZ customers and communities to get back on top of things. Customers impacted can contact their ANZ Relationship Manager, or call our dedicated hotline on 1800 149 549. Support package for customers affected by New South Wales floods ANZ insurance customers can call 13 16 14. Read More

CBAEmergency Assistance support is available for customers and businesses in New South Wales flood-affected areas. CBA are encouraging affected customers to discuss their individual circumstances by phoning 1800 314 695. Business customers to call 1800 314 695 or speak with their CBA relationship manager. CBA's incidents webpage will also be updated as more support is added (including extending to other areas as required), and shows current branch closures due to the flooding. Read more

NAB - Disaster Relief Fund of up to $3 million to help people affected by floods across NSW, with $2,000 grants available immediately to impacted customers and colleagues. Read More

WESTPACFlood Support Fund of up to $10 million to help customers in flood-affected areas across New South Wales and South-East Queensland, including emergency grants of $3,000 for households, and $5,000 for businesses and extended its emergency assistance package to customers and businesses in flood-affected areas in South-East Queensland. Read More

Health

CARERS NSW - Support information for carers in NSW that have been impacted by severe flooding, especially in Northern NSW and North Western Sydney. Read More

Insurance

IAG - Customers are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible if they need to lodge a claim, access emergency accommodation or request technical property assistance with a verified building specialist. Read More

SUNCORP - Providing assistance to insurance and banking customers. Read More

Telecommunications and Internet

TELSTRA - Information about support and disaster relief for NSW customers is now available. Read More   

Transport

TRANSURBAN - Customers impacted by NSW floods are encouraged to call the Linkt Assist team on 13 33 31. Support may be available for more time to pay for toll road travel, payment plans, advising state enforcement groups and other toll road operators of your situation (with your consent), toll credit support* (for active Linkt accounts only). Read More *Toll credit support is available for customers to cover the cost of essential toll road travel, where taking a free alternative route isn’t reasonably possible.

Utilities

AGL - A range of customer support options to suit customer circumstances and financial situation. Read More

ENERGYAUSTRALIA - Assistance for customers impacted by floods if available. Phone 133 466 for assistance. Read More

ESSENTIAL ENERGY - Provding information and regular updates on the flood update section on their website. Read More

MOMENTUM ENERGY – There’s financial support available for customers affected by floods along the east coast. Call 1300 662 778 (8am-6pm, weekdays), to speak to someone about how we can help, or send an email. You can find more information and resources here.

ORIGIN - Providing financial assistance options for customers including payment extensions and hardship support including no disconnections for customers who have been affected by the floods and a pause on credit default listing. Debt collection activities have also ceased for all customers in affected postcodesRead More 

POWERSHOP - Customers impacted by the NSW floods have a range of support options available. Read More. Customers can reach out to Powershop on 1800 462 668 or contact here when they’re ready to discuss the options we can provide to help through these tough times.

SYDNEY WATER - Offering assistance on fixed charges through 'allowances and rebates on your bill' section. In addition, customers can be assessed for Payment Assistance on the water usage charges. More information can be found on the Sydney Water website under Help with your billRead More

WATER NSW -  Affordability/hardship support is available to customers impacted by the NSW floods. Contact 1300 662 077 

General Resource 

ASK IZZY - a directory of community and social services across Australia. We are currently focussing our efforts to update services in the flood impacted areas to ensure that we have the most accurate and up to date service information available, including relief and emergency services. Read More 

GOVERNMENT MONEYSMART - Dealing with natural disasters. Read More

ORIGIN - Information regarding natural disasters, electrical power outages and gas leaks. Read More

QFCA - Natural disaster response resources. Download

QUEENSLAND STATE GOVERNMENT - Flood water safety tips. Make a plan Read More

RED CROSS - Donor appeal in support of NSW floods impacted communities intent. Read More Four key steps to staying safe and preparing for a flood. Read More

If your organisation has developed a NSW flood disaster response that you would like to include on this page, please send through the details to contact@thriving.org.au 

Last updated 2:00pm 25 March 2021

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