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)
Media release: Woolooga bushfire community information drop in session
26 September 2018
Council are holding a community information drop in session for residents affected by the Woolooga bushfires next Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Woolooga Community Hall, 8 Thomas St Woolooga between 4pm and 7pm.
This session will provide residents the opportunity to ask questions and receive information on some of the support services available to them.
There will be information available on
- Water supply, quality and tanks from Council’s Environmental Health Officers
- How to dispose of large waste items
- Dealing with perished livestock
- Financial counselling and support
- Weed prevention strategies following the fires
- Health and wellbeing services such as counselling support
- Information for primary producers will also be presented by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Local residents from Woolooga, Sexton and Miva are welcome to attend.
Children are also welcome with a kid’s area organised to keep the young ones occupied.
If you are a resident of the affected area and cannot make the session, but want information on the topics above, please contact Council on 1300 307 800 or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 132 523 or click here.