Bushfire Assistance Reference

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Bushfire Assistance Reference

There are many resources and tools available for people impacted by the current bushfire crisis in NSW. This page is intended to be a one stop reference point giving you access to information that is relevant to you. We will be updating this page regularly.

The Parkinson’s NSW specialist care team are here to support you by calling 1800 644 189 or email pnsw@parkinsonsnsw.org.au

For all emergencies call triple zero 000 or 

Stay informed

ASSISTANCE

Medications and Prescriptions

Parkinson’s patients must receive the prescribed medication on time every time.

If you’re in a fire-affected area & can’t access your medication or prescription you can call your GP & ask them to send your prescription to a pharmacist near you. If you can’t contact your GP, a local pharmacist can provide an emergency supply of most medications. These special arrangements for the emergency supply of medicines to patients in areas affected by the NSW bushfires are in place until 31 March 2020. (source: NSW Health)

Replacing damaged or missing documents

Service NSW is offering people whose important documents have been damaged due to bushfires free replacement of licences, permits and certificates, including birth, marriage and change of name certificates and NSW Fair Trading permits and licences. Call 13 77 88 for assistance.

Bushfire Housing Assistance 

The NSW Government has established the Bushfire Housing Assistance Service to support people who are temporarily or permanently displaced as a result of the NSW bushfires. The service is available for all people across the state affected by the recent bushfires.

Call the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444

Financial Support

P2 health masks

Evacuation centres and disaster welfare assistance points

The NSW Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides a range of immediate disaster relief information including evacuation centres and disaster welfare assistance points.

If you’re unable to get to a Disaster Welfare Assistance Point please call the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.