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Tathra & District Fire Recovery

Bega Valley Shire Council logo.Bega Valley Recovery Support Service

The Tathra and District Bushfire Recovery Centre and Information Point will transition to the Recovery Support Service (RSS) from Monday, 18 June.

This service is available to anyone who feels they have been impacted by the Tathra and District fires.

What the service offers:

Our Recovery and Resilience Officers will offer you one-on-one assistance with your personal and practical needs such as:

  • Working out what needs to be done and developing an action plan
  • Finding out what financial and non-financial supports are available to you
  • Assisting with referral and application processes
  • Managing grief and loss
  • Navigating insurance and the rebuilding process
  • Liaising with Centrelink and other government bodies to complete paperwork
  • Developing strategies on how best to support children, families and yourself after disaster

The service’s Recovery and Resilience Officers, who are qualified caseworkers, can also offer home visits for greater convenience.

Hours of operation

  • Monday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
  • Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm


104 Gipps Street, Bega, call the Recovery Hotline on 6499 2475, or email

Evaluation - Tathra and District Recovery Support Service

The Tathra and District Recovery Support Service (TDRSS) was established by Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) in response to the March 2018 bushfire events and funded by  the NSW Department of Justice’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM).  It was later extended to provide support to those affected by the August-September 2018 Yankees Gap District bushfire.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the TDRSS, BVSC engaged Risk Frontiers, Australia’s longest running natural hazard research centre, to undertake an independent evaluation of the program (Attachments 1 and 2). 

The report notes the success of the TDRSS model areas for improvements and its potential to be utilised for future similar disaster events.


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