The NSW Government has commissioned an independent expert inquiry into the 2019-20 bushfire season to provide input to NSW ahead of the next bushfire season.
The Inquiry welcomes submissions from bushfire-affected residents, emergency and support personnel, organisations and the general public.
Everyone is encouraged to share their experience and tell their story to inform the Inquiry’s work.
The Inquiry will also be travelling to bushfire-affected communities to meet with and hear directly from people who have been affected. The Inquiry will inform local communities ahead of all visits to ensure it reaches as many people as possible. The schedule for community visits is also being posted to this site as soon as visits are confirmed.
The Inquiry will be visiting Lithgow on Tuesday 25 February 2020. Community members are welcome to attend a meeting at 5:30pm at Lithgow City Council Chambers, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow.
If you’ve been impacted by bushfires, contact Service NSW's Customer Care service(external link).
How to make a submission
Your response and feedback will help to inform the Inquiry's report. If you would like to, please refer to the Inquiry's Terms of Reference.
Use the online form below to make a submission. You can also provide your feedback by:
- Email: [email protected]
- Post: NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry, GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001
- Phone: If you have limited computer or internet access you can make a submission over the phone by calling the Bushfire Customer Care program on 13 77 88
- In-person: at any Service NSW service centre(external link) or at a Mobile Service Centre(external link)
The deadline for submissions is 27 March 2020, but this can be extended for those directly affected by the fires.