More time to apply for bushfire recovery grants

Thursday, 26 August 2021

The Federal Government is extending the closing date for the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) Grants to 6 October 2021, giving communities more time to apply. 

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the Government has been listening to communities impacted by the 2019‑20 Black Summer bushfires and that people in Hume would welcome the extra month to apply. 

“This will allow more time for our local communities in the bushfire impacted LGAs to put forward great ideas for projects that will meet our specific local needs,” Mr Taylor said. 

“Almost two years on, communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires continue to face very real challenges. The Commonwealth made $2.8 billion available for recovery from the Black Summer bushfires, and $2.4 billion has been spent to date.

“This extra time to apply will help ensure that this $280 million grant round goes to much-needed community projects – to not only support our continued recovery but also help strengthen the resilience of our communities to future disasters.

“I urge eligible people in those impacted regions who have a great idea for our continued bushfire recovery to submit an application by 6 October.”

The National Recovery and Resilience Agency continues to support people in a range of ways to prepare their applications; for example, online workshops are still available and short videos and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the NRRA website.

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants are available in every Local Government Area that was disaster declared due to the 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires.

For more information on the assistance that is available, including workshops, visit

To start your application, visit