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Bushfire Recovery Bulletin #10

January 24, 2020

The number of homes lost to bushfire in the Bega Valley has risen to 399, not forgetting the lives lost, the industry impacted and our scared environment.

This long weekend presents an opportunity to recharge and reflect. With that in mind we hear from Anne Leadbeater who was in the Bega Valley this week, sharing her wisdom following the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires. Click play to hear from Anne.

Mental Health support

If you or someone you know is in need of support during and after a bushfire, please reach out. Speak to your GP, or regular health care provider.

Mental health teams are being deployed across NSW to support fire-affected communities. If you spot a clinician (in their NSW Health fluorescent vests) please reach out for support.

Additional support is available on:

Want recovery info?

Bega Valley Shire Council is adding to our online recovery resources daily.

Start exploring your needs at

You can also call Service NSW on 13 77 88 or go to to find out about all assistance being offered by State and Federal Government through the new bushfire customer care service.


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