NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has reminded NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighters that are self-employed or employed by small and medium-size businesses can apply for income lost over the 2019-2020 fire season.

The NSW Nationals in the state government are administering the Australian Government’s Volunteer Firefighters Financial Support Program, which is designed to help volunteer firefighters who have been called out for more than 10 days since July 2019.

Payment of up to $300 per day, with a total cap of $6000, will be available for the 2019-2020 financial year. The payments are tax-free and not means-tested.

For more information and to apply, visit the Service NSW website.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Friday, August 31, 2020.