Bushfire Recovery

We have put together some links and phone numbers which will provide you a guide to work through as you consider the implications of recent bushfire events, particularly if you may not be able to open as planned.

There are two key areas to consider:

  1. The most important operational task ahead of services will be communicating with families, staff and regulators about what is happening for the service.
  2. Remember also to contact your insurer to notify them of any possible damage which may result in a claim at the earliest opportunity even if the extent of damage is yet to be assessed. Do not delay doing this. If you are unsure how to go about this, contact your insurance broker.

If you have any questions please call CCSA Member Support on 1800 991 602 or (02) 4782 1470 (Press 2).

Important phone numbers

 

 

Important phone numbers:

 

NSW Bushfire Service: 1800 679 737
(for the latest Bushfire/ Emergency information)

 

Early Childhood Education Directorate, NSW Department of Education: 1800 619 113
(to report temporary closure)

 

CCS Helpdesk: 1300 363 079
(for services claiming CCS who are unable to submit session reports on time)

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636

 

Useful Websites

Useful Websites:

 

When your service is affected by a natural disaster” (CCSA Article)
https://www.ccsa.org.au/member-article/when-your-service-is-affected-by-a-natural-disaster/

 

Your Local Council
Check local Council websites for information about recovering from these events.
NSW council Links:
https://www.lgnsw.org.au/about-us/council-links

 

NSW Government Disaster assistance: List of Evacuation centres and Disaster Welfare Assistance Points –  https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/Pages/for-the-community/disaster-assistance/disaster-assistance.aspx

 

NSW Department of Education
Emergency and Natural Disaster Assistance webpage
https://www.education.gov.au/emergency-and-natural-disaster-assistance

 

Register. Find. Unite.
(to register yourself and find/reunite with family, friends and loved ones after an emergency)
https://register.redcross.org.au/

 

NSW Government, Health.
Bushfire smoke information for childcare centres
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/air/Pages/child-care-centres.aspx

 

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
Looking after yourself after a disaster” Article
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-yourself-after-a-disaster

 

Australian Government – Department of Human Services.
NSW Bushfire Assistance
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/nsw-bushfires-september-2019

Impacted Services Register

If your service has been impacted by the Bushfire crisis please register your service here.