Bushfire housing assistance

January 20, 2020

The ongoing bush fire crisis is an unprecedented disaster and our hearts go out to the affected people in communities throughout Australia. Link Housing acknowledges the wonderful volunteers and service people working tirelessly on the relief effort.

Along with many government agencies and other NGOs, we will be supporting people affected by the devastating bushfires and other natural disasters. Link Housing is responsible for providing Bushfire Housing Assistance in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Please refer to the below information if you, or anyone you know, is in need of immediate housing assistance.

Have you been affected by the bushfire crisis and need housing assistance?

The NSW Government has established the Bushfire Housing Assistance Service to support people who are temporarily or permanently homeless as a result of the bushfire crisis.

The Bushfire Housing Assistance Service can:

  • Provide emergency, temporary housing
  • Assist with a private rental bond and advance rent costs
  • Source accommodation options from the private rental and short-term housing sector
  • Assist with sourcing accommodation options in your local area or areas where you have family or local networks

You can access this service by:

  • Calling the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444
  • Contacting or visiting your local Department of Communities and Justice Housing office. You can find a listing of Housing offices at www.facs.nsw.gov.au/contact/housing

Online support service

If you have access to the internet, you can search for support services and agencies by using the anonymous AskIzzy website, which is free to use for Telstra customers even if you don’t have credit.

Available 24/7, the website has information on health, financial, counselling, food and support assistance in your local area. Visit the AskIzzy website >> https://askizzy.org.au/

Other links

If you would like to help and you are in the position to do so, go to >> https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/how-you-can-help

And more information can be found on the following Services NSW webpage >> Assistance for bushfire-affected communities

Contact us

If you require more information, email us at enquiries@linkhousing.org.au, fill out our online form or call (02) 9412 5111.