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Published: 02 Jan 2020 4:40pm

Evacuee Information: January 2020 Bushfires

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A range of assistance measures are available to support people affected by bushfires. Download the Bushfire Recover Assistance Brochure (PDF, 117.4 KB) for more information.

INFORMATION – for bushfire evacuees in Wagga

15 January, 2020 at 2pm

The Disaster Welfare Assistance Point (formerly the Evacuation Centre) located at the Equex Centre on Copland Street, has closed. If you require assistance please see below.

Wagga Showgrounds are open from 8am to 10pm daily for EVACUEES ONLY with their pets or animals.

What does this mean for you?

  • 1. New evacuees needing accommodation - see accommodation information below.
  • 2. Accommodation is still available and can be extended upon need.
  • 3. You can access services at the various government offices around Wagga directly.
  • 4. The Wagga Showground will remain open between 8am and 10pm every day until further notice for evacuated animals.
  • 5. If you are a homeowner, please make contact with your insurance company in the first instance to enquire if your insurer will cover temporary accommodation. See below.
  • 6. Displaced people are encouraged to register online at RegisterFindReunite

Help is still available in Wagga Wagga:

Food, clothing and Household items (you will need to supply your Evacuation Number)

Salvation Army:
  • Clothing: off Forsyth Street
  • Food: 180 Forsyth Street
St Vincent de Paul:
  • Micah Hub, cnr Gurwood and Trail Streets.


For Accommodation, visit the Wagga Housing office of Dept Communities & Justice, Ground Floor 25-27 Tompson St Wagga Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Link2Home - Accommodation after hours 1800 152152

Disaster Welfare Assistance Line 1800 018 444

Animal Boarding

Kelly (0438 979 158) at Fernleigh Road Boarding Kennels.

You will need to register with RSPCA and supply your Evacuation Number

Clean Up Assistance

Clean up Assistance (Insured homeowners) 1800 734 621
Contact your insurance company, or the Insurance Council of Australia

Clean Up Assistance (uninsured homeowners) 1800 885 539
Contact Public Works Advisory


Wagga Wagga Police 02 6922 2599

Emergencies Dial 000