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Department of Human Services

Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief & Recovery Bushfire Fund

Before you begin

You will need to supply these details:

  • address
  • residents
  • extent of damage. For example, structural, vehicles, stock.
  • bank details
  • ABN (for businesses).

You must put in a separate application for each affected rateable property (that is, per each assessment number).

You may be eligible for more than one category.

Questions

Melissa Grimes, Governance Administration Officer
Phone 8553 4560 or 0482 773 326
Email mayoralbushfirefund@kicouncil.sa.gov.au

Categories

Category 1 – Deceased Persons

  • The Next of Kin of the people who died in the Fire are eligible for a compassion and bereavement gift payment of $20,000.

Category 2 – Injury

  • People who were seriously injured by the Fire and who had an extended stay in hospital are eligible for a gift of up to $5,000.

Category 3 – Destroyed Homes

  • Property owners whose house was destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the Fire are eligible to receive $5,000 per household.
  • Property owners who are owner / occupiers of the house destroyed are also eligible to receive an additional $500 per child under 18 years of age, residing at the premises.
  • Tenants whose principal place of residence, was destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the Fire are eligible to receive $5,000 and an additional $500 per child under 18 years of age, residing at the premises.

Category 4 – House and/or Property Damage

  • Property owners who experienced infrastructure damage to their house or contents as a result of the Fire and / or householders who principal place of residence suffered infrastructure damage to their house or property are eligible for a gift of $2,000. The property has to be within the Fire footprint.
  • Property owners who experienced infrastructure damage to shedding are eligible for a gift of $4,000 per property assessment number. The property has to be within the Fire footprint.
  • Property owners who experienced infrastructure damage to water tanks and pumps, fences and farm equipment are eligible for a gift of $2,000 per property assessment number. The property has to be within the Fire footprint.

Category 5 – Business

  • Households who derive an income from the affected property, e.g. primary producers, small businesses, are eligible to receive $2,000 per property.
  • Sharefarmers who derive an income from the affected property will be eligible per property $2,000.

Category 6 – Vehicles

  • People who experienced damage to vehicles as a result of the fire are eligible to receive $500 per household.

Apply

Application forms for the KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund

Grants and financial assistance

Page last updated : 05 Feb 2020

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