2013 Bushfires

Current Newsletters and Information

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Financial Assistance

  • Information and claim forms are available from www.bushfirerecovery.tas.gov.au or by calling 1800 567 567 and in person at all Service Tasmania Shops.
  • At the January 2013 Ordinary Council meeting it was resolved to waive all caravan licence fees, together with all planning and building fees applicable for the reconstruction of dwellings and outbuildings within the Tasman Municipality that were destroyed by the Janaury 2013 bushfires.  These remissions will remain in place until December 2014.  If there are planning and building applications after this date it will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  For more information and advice please contact the Council Office on 6250 9200.

Free Financial Planning Advice for People Affected by the 2013 Bushfires

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Post fire weed assistance for agricultural areas – The Tasman Landcare Group is running a program to assist property owners manage weed threat to agricultural areas post fire.  In conjunciton with Tasman Council they have put on a Weed Project Officer (pictured right -removing serrated tussock seed heads from a fire affected property).  To find out about how your property can be involved contact Tasman Council NRM Officer, or submit the following application form.

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For any further information or advice the following website may assist you 




Landcare Tasmania have provided and collated great information and advice for property owners since the January 2013 bushfires.  They have recenly launched a new web page ‘On Fire’ which is dedicated to sharing resources available regarding bushfire and fire management,  current workshops and event and information from the TFS. Visit  http://www.landcaretas.org.au/landcare/on-fire/

Please see below for documents that may assist you and your family after the bushfires

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Tasman Landcare Group’s Restoring our Landscape booklet – guide to revegetation post fire  –http://www.nrmsouth.org.au/uploaded/287/15132066_23restoringourlandscapebr.pdf

The community of Steele Creek in Victoria, who were effected by the 2009 Victorian bushfire, sent a heart felt letter of support to the residents in the bushfire effected areas in Tasmania

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