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Submissions to the bushfire inquiry CLOSE May 22nd

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 impacted. The schedule for community visits will be posted to this site as soon as it is confirmed. The Inquiry will inform local communities ahead of all visits to ensure it reaches as many people as possible. 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 HERE to make a submission. You can also provide your feedback by:

Email: 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 May 22nd 2020, but this can be extended for those directly impacted by the fires.

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