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The NSW Government provided a payment of up to $300 per day, with a total cap of $6,000, to eligible NSW volunteer firefighters who are self-employed or employed by small and medium businesses, and lost income due to being called out for more than 10 days from 1 July 2019.

This table represents the distribution of the grant by the residential location of the firefighter. The grant opened on 15 January 2020 and closed on 31 July 2020.

Local government area Number of recipients Total amount paid
Albury 16 $52,700
Armidale Regional 13 $53,000
Ballina 8 $37,000
Bathurst Regional 36 $126,095
Bega Valley 116 $364,067
Bellingen 6 $21,000
Berrigan 8 $14,812
Blacktown 42 $195,160
Blue Mountains 125 $422,336
Byron 7 $16,190
Camden 22 $68,960
Campbelltown 5 $15,980
Canterbury-Bankstown 5 $16,945
Central Coast 83 $306,176
Cessnock 34 $127,938
Clarence Valley 50 $213,392
Coffs Harbour 28 $110,160
Cowra 15 $20,970
Dubbo Regional 10 $21,396
Dungog 5 $20,700
Eurobodalla 75 $282,221
Fairfield 6 $6,400
Glen Innes Severn 52 $224,914
Goulburn Mulwaree 25 $69,767
Greater Hume Shire 30 $95,197
Griffith 5 $17,500
Gwydir 15 $76,700
Hawkesbury 154 $551,119
Hornsby 35 $114,925
Inner West 7 $11,016
Inverell 14 $70,856
Kempsey 37 $139,382
Ku-Ring-Gai 11 $33,849
Kyogle 34 $119,100
Lake Macquarie 38 $152,142
Lismore 32 $106,542
Lithgow 92 $436,938
Liverpool 7 $31,040
Liverpool Plains 7 $14,430
Maitland 22 $63,885
Mid-Coast 101 $380,221
Mid-Western Regional 67 $323,950
Murray River 10 $37,518
Muswellbrook 37 $117,481
Nambucca Valley 19 $81,117
Newcastle 5 $23,000
Northern Beaches 46 $152,055
Oberon 13 $57,300
Orange 5 $24,900
Penrith 49 $175,624
Port Macquarie-Hastings 99 $380,282
Port Stephens 35 $110,660
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 124 $439,139
Richmond Valley 51 $172,057
Shellharbour 24 $51,420
Shoalhaven 98 $343,166
Singleton 23 $115,100
Snowy Monaro Regional 154 $602,411
Snowy Valleys 96 $313,437
Sutherland Shire 34 $85,260
Sydney 5 $6,600
Tamworth Regional 27 $107,848
Tenterfield 24 $102,168
The Hills Shire 39 $142,752
Tweed 29 $83,356
Upper Hunter Shire 14 $65,200
Upper Lachlan Shire 6 $15,990
Uralla 15 $73,100
Wagga Wagga 26 $52,503
Walcha 20 $104,412
Warrumbungle Shire 8 $19,484
Wingecarribee 111 $389,251
Wollondilly 70 $273,441
Wollongong 35 $102,554
Yass Valley 8 $14,078

Grouped data

To protect the privacy of recipients, a small number of grants and payments have been de-identified and grouped. This includes businesses operating in NSW with a head office located interstate.

Category Number of recipients Total amount paid
De-identified LGAs 122 $404,294

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Last updated: 26 February 2022