Bushfire Recovery Portal

15 Nov 2023 |
November 2023

Restoring the community to a proper level of functioning can take time. It’s a team effort as we partner with a range of agencies and organisations to provide support to our communities, our businesses, and our towns affected by the disaster.

Visit Council's Bushfire Recovery Portal https://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/council/disaster-management/recovery-support/bushfire-recovery.

Here is some important information to help you to get back on track.

• It is important to not re-enter your home until it is safe to do so
• Don’t eat food that may have spoiled due to loss of power
• Check your potable water supply if you are not connected to mains water
• While cleaning up homes, businesses, or public spaces, wear protective footwear and gloves to avoid being cut or scraped
• Treat any cuts with antiseptic and cover with a protective dressing immediately. Wash hands regularly and ask your GP if your tetanus shot is up to date
• Watch for dangerous standing trees damaged by fire. They may fall at any time

Please refer to Public Health Advice (https://www.qld.gov.au/health/staying healthy/environmental/after-a-disaster/ bushfires) for information on public health and safety activities after a bushfire such as:
• How to deal with treated timber ash
• Assess risk around asbestos
• Taking precautions around airborne dust and smoke
• What to do to maintain quality rainwater
• General safety
• Returning home safely after a fire

SES 13 25 00 (non-emergency)
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
Australian Red Cross 1800 733 276 www.redcross.org.au
Ergon Energy 13 16 70 www.ergon. com.au
Insurance Council of Australia https://insurancecouncil.com.au
Blaze Aid admin@blazeaid.com.au
QRIDA 1800 623 946
Southern Downs Regional Council 1300 MYSDRC (1300 697 372)
Disaster Dashboard hhttp://disaster.sdrc.qld.gov.au
If the situation is life threatening, always call Triple Zero (000)

Last edited date 09 Jan 2024