NOTE REGARDING ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS

While the contingency arrangements were extended for all job seekers and participants until 19 January, those directly impacted by the fires have been advised that it is not compulsory for them to attend appointments or fulfil job seeking requirements until 9 March.

Contact your provider or Centrelink to discuss changes to your circumstances.

Below are a list of Current Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have extended Contingency Arrangements as at 10 February 2020:

LGA

State

LGA

State

Adelaide Hills

SA

Mid Murray

SA

Alpine

VIC

Mid-Coast

NSW

Ararat

VIC

Mid-Western Regional

NSW

Armidale Regional

NSW

Mount Barker

SA

Ballarat

VIC

Moyne

VIC

Ballina

NSW

Muswellbrook

NSW

Bega Valley

NSW

Nambucca

NSW

Bellingen

NSW

Narrabri

NSW

Blue Mountains

NSW

Noosa

QLD

Break O'Day

TAS

Northern Grampians

VIC

Bundaberg

QLD

Oberon

NSW

Byron

NSW

Penrith

NSW

Central Coast

NSW

Playford

SA

Central Highlands

TAS

Port Macquarie-Hastings

NSW

Cessnock

NSW

Pyrenees

VIC

Clarence Valley

NSW

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional

NSW

Coffs Harbour

NSW

Richmond Valley

NSW

East Gippsland

VIC

Scenic Rim

QLD

Eurobodalla

NSW

Shoalhaven

NSW

Gladstone

QLD

Singleton

NSW

Glen Innes Severn

NSW

Snowy Monaro Regional

NSW

Glenelg

VIC

Snowy Valleys

NSW

Gold Coast

QLD

Somerset

QLD

Golden Plains

VIC

Southern Downs

QLD

Goulburn Mulwaree

NSW

Southern Grampians

VIC

Greater Bendigo

VIC

Southern Midlands

TAS

Greater Hume Shire

NSW

Strathbogie

VIC

Gundagai

NSW

Sunshine Coast

QLD

Gwydir

NSW

Sutherland Shire

NSW

Gympie

QLD

Tamworth Regional

NSW

Hawkesbury

NSW

Tenterfield

NSW

Indigo

VIC

Toowoomba

QLD

Inverell

NSW

Towong

VIC

Ipswich

QLD

Tweed

NSW

Kangaroo Island

SA

Upper Hunter Shire

NSW

Kempsey

NSW

Upper Lachlan Shire

NSW

Kingston

SA

Uralla

NSW

Ku-ring-gai

NSW

Wagga Wagga

NSW

Kyogle

NSW

Walcha

NSW

Lake Macquarie

NSW

Wangaratta

VIC

Lismore

NSW

Wellington

VIC

Lithgow

NSW

Wingecarribee

NSW

Livingstone

QLD

Wodonga

VIC

Lockyer Valley

QLD

Wollondilly

NSW

Lower Eyre Peninsula

SA

Yorke Peninsula

SA

Mansfield

VIC

If you have been impacted by this disaster and need assistance, please contact The Salvation Army Disasters Assistance Team by emailing sal.disaster@salvationarmy.org.au or by calling 1300 662 217. Or, if you need to contact Employment Plus, please do so by phone 136 123.

During times of need The Salvation Army is inundated with public generosity, however, their teams on the front line are requesting cash donations only as they allow them to provide immediate assistance to the community. Cash donations also allow the people affected to recover with dignity by purchasing items they need most.

If you can, please donate to The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal: http://ow.ly/kv7w50xM7ED.

To stay up to date with the latest information from The Salvation Army teams on the ground, go to: http://ow.ly/z8on50xM7B3