Flood Recovery Portal

Recovery and support services

The NSW Government maintains a website to provide information and support to people, businesses and farmers recovering from floods. Find information about evacuation centres, school updates, landlord and tenants' rights in a flood, and how to replace your identification documents that may have been lost.

NSW Floods Information and Support Services

Staying healthy after floods and storms

Following flooding and severe storms, communities are often left with contaminated water supplies, non-functioning septic tanks, mould, spoiled food, vectors and pests, and temporary shelters and housing. Find useful information to help you stay healthy and safe during the clean-up on the NSW Health website below.

NSW Health: Maintaining health during and after floods and storms

Local mental health support

Floods can affect us all in different ways and can be stressful simply as they add to the list of events we have been through as individuals and as a community. Please don’t minimise your experience. Your issues are valid. It’s always a good idea to connect to someone. Even if you don’t use the service immediately you will be prepared for when you or someone you know might need it.

Mid North Coast Local Health District

This is FREE service for people affected by natural disasters.

  • You do not have to be affected by financial loss to access support.
  • Will support your mental health well-being, and your journey to recovery.
  • Walk with you, and your family or friends, through the recovery journey.
  • Help you to understand how the disaster may be affecting your mental health wellbeing.
  • Link you with others who may also assist with your recovery.
  • Support your GP in providing the best mental health care we can.
  • Maintain confidentiality and provide support with dignity and respect.

For further information please contact: Colleen Connolly 0408 745 949

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has 20 Coordinators based across regional, rural and remote NSW who inform, educate and connect individuals, communities and workplaces with appropriate services and programs. RAMHP links people to local mental health services and resources about mental health and wellbeing and provides assistance in times of natural disasters and severe adversity.

Find a RAMHP Coordinator in your local area

Find flood support

Download mental health resources

Healthy North Coast

Healthy North Coast is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health of our North Coast communities through quality primary health care. They have information on:

  • Self care
  • Mental health support
  • Help in a crisis

Visit Healthy North Coast for local support

Help Lines

In an emergency, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Help others

To help communities affected by storms and floods:

Donate money or goods and services through the not-for-profit GIVIT

Donate money to the Red Cross flood appeal