2022 Legal Help for Flood Issues

Legal Help For Flood Issues (1)

As NSW continues to experience widespread storms and flooding, WSCLC is open to assist those affected, particularly in the Hawkesbury and Penrith regions. We can help with:   

  • Issues with insurance claims;   
  • Issues with trees, fences, pollution and animals;   
  • Issues with credit and loans;  and 
  • Many other legal issues. 

With funding from Legal Aid NSW, we have developed two video resources to help you understand how to prepare for and respond to disasters like fires and floods:  

If you are experiencing a legal issue related to the storms and / or flooding, you can contact us for free legal help by filling in our online form, calling (02) 8833 0911, or emailing us at intake@wsclc.org.au. 

Additional Support  

For the latest information about evacuation and flood alerts, visit the SES website: Home | NSW State Emergency Service. If you need emergency assistance, you can contact the SES on 132 500.  

We recognise that emergencies are extremely challenge for many people. Dealing with the impacts of storms and floods may feel overwhelming. If you need support, Lifeline offers 24/7 crisis support through their hotline 13 11 14.  

If you need emergency accommodation, you can contact Link2home for a referral on 1800 152 152. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

If you live outside of Western Sydney, Community Legal Centres NSW has compiled a list of organisations who may be able to help with legal issues: Legal help for flood-affected communities | Community Legal Centres NSW (clcnsw.org.au) The Financial Rights Legal Centre, Insurance Law Service has also published a useful factsheet on making an insurance claim for flood damage: Making a claim for flood damage | (insurancelaw.org.au) 

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