Woolooga/Sexton/Miva fires recovery
Last updated 26/07/2019 at 3.33pm
Assistance for fire impacted residents/property owners
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) can assist residents and property owners in the Gympie region by providing guidance and information throughout the insurance claims process.
If you need assistance, please call the ICA's 24-hour disaster hotline on 1800 734 621.
Specific information relating to bushfires:
Weed Prevention after Fire
Following bushfire and subsequent rain, landholders need to be ready to combat new or returning infestations of weeds such as Giant Rats Tail Grass and Parthenium.
Contact Council's Land Protection Team on 1300 307 800 if you would like assistance with weed management for your land.
Finances, Health and Wellbeing
Financial information and legal advice
- For primary producers: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries phone: 132 523
- Rural Financial Counselling Service (Gympie): phone 0428 755 708
- Financial Literacy and Resilience Program (FLARP) Gympie: phone 5343 7525
- Farm and Rural Legal Service, Legal Aid: phone 1300 65 11 88
Local counselling, psychological and welfare services
There are a range of local services that provide counselling for people of all ages, with no GP referral required.
- Artius: phone: 1300 219 658
- Headspace: phone: 5482 1075 (for young people 12-25)
- Gympie and District Women’s Health Centre: phone 5483 6588
- Uniting Care Gympie: phone 5480 3400
Emergency relief vouchers, support and food hampers are also available in Gympie:
- St Vincent de Paul: phone 0409 421 281
- Gympie Community Place: phone: 5482 1147
- Salvation Army: phone 1300 371 288
- 1300 MH CALL - 1300 642 255 (24/7 Queensland Health)
- Lifeline 13 11 14 (24/7)
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (24/7)
- Parentline: 1300 301 300
- Mensline: 1300 789 978 (24/7)
Fire update - 22/9 - 3.30pm
22 September, 3.30pm
Council is working with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to identify the needs of residents impacted by the current fires.
Teams have been doorknocking affected properties and will assist in registering residents who require donations through GIVIT, the designated organisation to manage donations for the Woolooga Bushfire Recovery.
Today’s need is drinking water.
For those in the community who would like to support those affected by the fires, the current need is drinking water. If residents would like to help, please purchase drinking water (preferably ten litre containers) and drop off at either the Lower Wonga Hall today until 5.00pm or at Council’s John St Depot tomorrow, Sunday 23 September between 8.00am to 5.00pm.
700 Hay bales have already been donated by the community. Further need will be assessed on Monday.
Peta Stanley, Coordinator of the Woolooga Hay Drive has arranged for anyone who wishes to purchase hay bales for the Drive to contact Tom Grady’s team on 5482 1692 from 8.00am Monday. They will arrange delivery and distribution, coordinated by the Community Recovery team.
If you have existing hay to donate please contact the Woolooga Hay Drive and speak with Peta, telephone 0448 824 970.
To keep up to date on fire information: www.qfes.qld.gov.au
For updated information regarding current emergency news and road conditions within the Gympie Region, please visit the Disaster Dashboard - http://disaster.gympie.qld.gov.au/