Council, in collaboration with Wingecarribee Council, Resilience NSW and National Recovery and Resilience Agency, held a Response, Recovery and Resilience Expo in November 2021.
Watch the Event Videos
Agency Information and Relevant Links
The National Recovery & Resilience Agency supports families and communities across Australia on their disaster journey in the aftermath of events such as floods, bushfires, cyclones, drought and other hardship like the COVID-19 pandemic.
View the Virtual Address by Coordinator General Hon Shane L Stone, AC QC.
Wollondilly & Wingecarribee Contact
Phone: 0437 551 381
Resilience NSW is a New South Wales Government executive agency within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, focused on disaster management and is responsible for disaster recovery and building community resilience to future disasters.
Visit the Resilience NSW website.
Activate Wollondilly: Long Term Recovery & Resilience Plan
The Recovery Action Plan contains a number of short-term actions which council will be undertaking to support the long-term recovery of the shire and build greater resilience towards future disasters. The document highlights the transition from the floods of 2016, subsequent bushfires, drought and Covid-19 pandemic.
The Recovery Action plan details the objectives and actions of the Local Recovery and Resilience Committee in the short, medium and longer term. The Recovery Action Plan enables planning and resource allocation to deliver disaster recovery initiatives and facilitates communication and engagement with people and communities to engage and support them in their recovery journey.
Wollondilly Local Emergency Management Plan
The Wollondilly Local Emergency Management Plan was prepared to detail arrangements for, prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Local Government Area(s).
Resident Services Emergency Information:https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/assets/Documents-NEW/Resident-Services/Emergency-Information/FINAL-Updated-version-signed-by-REOCON-on-18-November-2020-Public-Ve....pdf
Visit the NSW Rural Fire Service Website.
General information line: 1800 679 737
- NSW RFS Greater Sydney Area Command
- What We Expect
- Watch the NSW RFS Southern Highlands Team Presentation
- Do you have a bushfire plan? Visit the My Fire Plan Website
- Bush Fire Survival Plan
- Get Ready for a Bush Fire
- Prepare Your Home
- Your Bush Fire Survival Plan no Plan
- Prepare Your Property
- Leaving Early Factsheet
- Simple Steps to Prepare for a Bush Fire
- Prepare To Stay Only if You Are Well
- Places of Last Resort
- Emergency Bush Fire Information and Alert Levels
- Total Fire Bans
- Caravan and Camping Bush Fire Safety
- Bush Fire Safety for Bushwalking
- Information for Travellers
- Fire Safety for your Pets
- Grass Fires
- Standards Lighting a Fire
- Engaging a Contractor to Burn
- Community Protection Plans
- Fire Fighting and Water Replacement
- Harvest Fires Info for Rural Landholders and Farmers
- Fire Permits Info for Rural Landholders and Farmers
- Livestock and Large Animals
Visit the NSW SES Website.
For emergency help in Flood, Storm and Tsunami call 132 500.
- Southern Highlands | NSW State Emergency Service
- SES Storm Safe Guide
- Before a Storm; During a Storm; After a Storm
- Home Emergency Plan
- Emergency Business Continuity Plan
- Community Flood Safe
- Guide Flash Flood Safe
- Storm Safe
- Caravan Park Flood Safe
- Caravan Park Owner Manager
- Rural Properties
- Tsunami Awareness
- Tsunami Info for Recreational Marine Users
- Tsunami Info for Recreational Boaters
Visit the NSW Fire & Rescue Website.
- Subscribe to Fire & Rescue's YouTube Channel
- Fire Safety Checklist
- Fire Safety at Home: Heating
- Building Resilience Through Fire Safety Education
- Home Escape Plan
- Decorative Lights Fire Safety
- How to use a Fire Blanket
- Chimneys and Fireplaces
- Wheat Bags
- Smoking in Bed
- Unattended Candles
- Overloaded Powerboards
- Lint in Dryer Filters
- Fire Safety for BBQ
- Overcharged Batteries
- Oil or Fat Fires, What to do
- After the fire: What to do next?
- Living in temporary accommodation during bushfire recovery and rebuilding
- Community support information
- First aid for burn injuries
- Request for incident information
- Spring into Action – Spring Fire Safety
- Smoke Alarms
- Escape Plan
- Home Visit Safety
- Building Fire Safety
- Workplace Fire Safety
- Education Resources
Visit the NSW Police Force Website.
General Information Line: 131 444
Phone: 1800 011 511
- Southern Highlands Men’s Mental Health
- Safe Haven Suicide Prevention Service
- Tackling the Challenge – Talking Men’s Health
- Uncle Harry – Aboriginal Health Promotion Worker
- How’s your Head Today – Being Active
- How’s your Head Today – Keeping Busy
- How’s your Head Today – Staying Connected
- Living Library Collection
Watch the welcome video.
Follow on Facebook.
Follow on Instagram.
Visit the CSIRO Website.
Watch the Getting through the Second Year after Black Summer video.
Watch the Bushfire Recovery during Covid-19 video.
Watch the Tackling uncertainty and anxiety ahead of the next disaster season video.
Read more about Identifying stress fatigue
Watch the Anniversaries for significant events video.
- Download the Telstra disaster preparedness 2021 brochure
- How to plan and prepare for bushfires
- How to plan and prepare for a heatwave
- How to plan and prepare for a flood
- Dealing with power outages after an emergency
- A guide to Australia's standardised emergency warnings
- Plan for an emergency: Storm
- After The Disaster
Phone: 1300 884 934
Visit the Insurance Council of Australia Website.
Visit the Jodie Dang Architects Website.
Phone: 0410 584 418
RRT delivers hope and relief to people across the globe. Whether it be fire, flood or humanitarian need, RRT expands their support services to meet the need at hand.
Visit the Rapid Relief Team Website.
Phone: 1300 858 208
Visit the Red Cross Website.
Phone: 1800 733 276
Get Help: Visit the Red Cross Get Help page. https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help
- YouTube: Australian Red Cross
- 5 Things you can do to take action
- Red Cross Wellbeing Toolkit
- Podcast: After the Disaster
Red Cross Lockdown Wellbeing Toolkit which has been developed specifically to support wellbeing of adults and children during lockdown:
Visit the River Road Website.
Stories Towards Recovery
Storytelling is an opportunity to transform the internal/inner dialogue of ones own mind and story to be heard. Sharing your story helps validate what it is that you have experienced and help process and find healing. The power of listening to one's story, allows for us the listener to be transported into another’s world and see things through the eyes of the storyteller, and be privileged in supporting one to be heard and understood. Stories Towards Recovery is focused on providing families and individuals within the Wingecarribee LGA with support to unpack their experience, share their stories, and find healing through creative outlets. We aim to work with families and individuals at a personal level, by engaging in conversation and creative activities that may or may not result in creative public work, but primarily provide a supportive environment to be heard and understood. Working with Wingecarribee Council, and associated organisations, our mission is to provide an open, warm and supportive space for people to be who they are.
Stories Towards Regeneration (Completed)
Stories Towards Regeneration is in response to the 2020 bush fires that affected the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee areas, supporting ALL people of this area to share their stories, musings, and creative expressions 1 year on from this catastrophic event. This projects also includes a range of songs that were produced designed to tell the stories of the community.
This project is focused on community engagement and cultural connectedness where together we will record and capture local sounds, combined with images into an interactive phone application. Users will be able to interact with sounds, as well as record their own sounds and contribute to a community of sounds. The app also includes self reflective practice through guided and self guided features.
Visit the St Vincent De Paul Website.