Your wellbeing

Community outreach

Shoalhaven City Council's Outreach team is available Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm on 4429 5888 and is here to help.

Shoalhaven Recovery HUB

Shoalhaven Recovery HUB is an informal place providing social recovery support, information and referrals to assistance for community affected by fires, floods, storms, and other natural disasters. The community is welcome to visit for a coffee and a chat.

We are here to listen and provide advice, support and referrals. View our calendar below:

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Wellbeing providers

There are many ways to take care of your wellbeing. 

The following free services are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.

Lifeline 13 Help (devoted to bushfire recovery) 13 43 57 
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
MensLine 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
13YARN 13 92 76
Disaster Welfare Assistance 1800 018 444
Health Direct 1800 022 222

Where can I find more information on health-related issues?

For more information, please visit the Department of NSW Health website.

Topics include:

  • Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • Support services
  • Beat the heat
  • Protect yourself from bushfire smoke
  • Illness and injury from bushfire
  • Returning home safely
  • Information for childcare centres and parents
  • Medications and prescriptions.

Learn more about maintaining health during bushfires

After an incident

Even if the immediate danger of an incident or emergency has passed, take care in your home and community. You may come across new hazards during the clean up and recovery process.

Remember to give yourself time. Recovering from an emergency can be a gradual process.

In major emergencies, both Shoalhaven City Council and the NSW Government will provide information on what financial assistance and other help may be available to you.

Bush fire recovery information

For more information regarding bush fire recovery resources, subscribe to the Get Involved page.

Visit the Get Involved page

Legal services

If you have been impacted by a bushfire, you may need help with:

  • Damage to your home
  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Claiming financial hardship or applying for disaster grants
  • Centrelink
  • Your rights at work
  • Replacing important documents

Legal Aid NSW is a statewide specialist service that provides a range of resources to help you with the legal issues that can occur in the wake of a disaster.

Learn more about NSW Legal Aid services