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Central Queensland bushfires

For people impacted by the bushfires in the following locations:

Bundaberg Regional Council area:

  • Winfield

Gladstone Regional Council area:

  • Ambrose
  • Baffle Creek
  • Bracewell
  • Captain Creek
  • Deepwater
  • Machine Creek
  • Mt. Larcom
  • Oyster Creek
  • Rules Beach
  • Taunton

Isaac Regional Council area:

  • Blue Mountain
  • Carmila

Livingstone Shire Council area:

  • The Caves

Mackay Regional Council area:

  • Bloomsbury
  • Broken River
  • Crediton
  • Campwin Beach
  • Sarina Beach
  • Dalrymple Heights
  • Eungella
  • Finch Hatton
  • Netherdale

Rockhampton Regional Council area:

  • Alton Downs
  • Gracemere
  • Kabra
  • Nine Mile
  • Stanwell

We have activated the following grants:

Apply online via the Community Recovery Portal or by phoning the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

Emergency Hardship Assistance Grant closing dates

The Emergency Hardship Assistance Grant (a grant that supports people unable to meet their immediate need for food, temporary accommodation, medication and essential clothing) will close on the following dates.

Please note all other grants will remain open.

LGAAreaClosing date for
EHA applications
Gladstone and
Winfield (Bundaberg)
Baffle Creek
Deepwater
Oyster Creek
Rules Beach
Taunton 
Midnight
18 December
Ambrose
Mt.Larcom 
Midnight
19 December 
Captain Creek
Winfield
Midnight
20 December
Machine Creek
Bracewell 
Midnight
19 December 
Mackay and IsaacCampwin Beach
Crediton
Dalrymple Heights
Eungella
Finch Hatton 
Netherdale
Sarina Beach 
Midnight
19 December 
Bloomsbury
Broken River
Carmila
Blue Mountain 
Midnight
19 December 
Rockhampton and
The Caves (Livingstone)
Gracemere
Kabra
Stanwell 
Midnight
19 December 
Alton Downs
Nine Mile 
Midnight
20 December 
The CavesMidnight
12 December 

Community Recovery hubs

Community Recovery hubs have now been established in the following locations:

GLADSTONE AREA

  • Baffle Creek
    Wartburg Sports Ground
    569 Coast Road
    Opening hours: daily 9am to 5pm.
  • Miriam Vale
    41 Blomfield Street
    Opening hours: daily 9am to 5pm.
  • Mt Larcom
    Community Hall
    Raglan Street
    Opening hours: daily 10am to 3pm.

MACKAY AREA

  • Eungella
    Eungella Hub
    North Street
    Opening hours:
    • Tue 11, Wed 12, Thu 13, Sat 15, Sun 16 December – from 9am to 1pm
    • Friday 14 December – closed
    • Monday 17 December onwards – from 9am to 1pm daily.
  • Finch Hatton
    Finch Hatton RSL
    Anzac Parade
    Opening hours: daily 9am to 5pm.
  • Mackay
    Level 1
    44 Nelson Street
    Opening hours: daily 9am to 5pm.

ROCKHAMPTON AREA

  • Gracemere
    Gracemere Community Centre
    Barry Street
    Opening hours: weekdays only 9am to 5pm.

Outreach services

Once it is safe to travel into impacted areas, Recovery Officers will be conducting home visits to assess eligibility and administer:

  • Essential Household Contents Grants
  • Structural Assistance Grants, and
  • Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grants.

Services following a disaster

Government and non-government organisations provide a range of services following a disaster that may include:

  • information on self-recovery
  • referral to support agencies
  • direct personal support and referral to counselling
  • referral to financial counselling
  • referral to mental health
  • referral to agencies providing material assistance
  • financial assistance and emergency relief funding
  • referral to accommodation and housing services
  • referral to other agencies to assist resilience building
  • long-term support to assist with individual and community resilience through community development strategies and activities.

Contact information

Phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.