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Evidence of citizenship and certificates

Replace citizenship evidence after a natural disaster

You might need to replace an Australian citizenship certificate that has been lost, destroyed or damaged due to a natural disaster. Like a bushfire, flood or storm.

If we list the natural disaster here, and you apply for a new certificate within 18 months of the date listed for the event, there is no application fee.

If you apply more than 18 months after the date listed here for the event, you will have to pay the application fee.

Apply for a replacement citizenship certificate using paper Form 119 - Application for evidence of Australian citizenship.

With your application you must provide:

  • a statutory declaration stating that the Australian citizenship evidence has been lost, destroyed or damaged due to the natural disaster
  • if the Australian citizenship evidence is damaged, then you must provide the damaged citizenship evidence

Australian Capital Territory


New South Wales

26 November 2019 onwards

NSW storms

5 September 2019 onwards

Sydney and Southern Highlands Storms

31 August 2019 onwards

NSW bushfires

Commencing 18 July 2019 onwards

NSW North Coast Bushfires

22 April 2019 onwards

NSW – Carrathool floods

29 March 2019 onwards

Central West and Orana storms and floods

9 March 2019 onwards

NSW – Tenterfield Bushfires

11 February 2019 onwards

Northern NSW Bushfires

NSW – Tamworth Regional and Upper Hunter Bushfires

NSW – Singleton and Muswellbrook Bushfires

8 February 2019 onwards

Eastern NSW Storms

5 February 2019 onwards

Hilltops and Cootamundra-Gundagai Storms and Floods

22 and 23 January 2019 onwards

Parkes and Greater Hume Storms

17 January 2019 onwards

NSW Snowy Valleys Bushfires

11 January 2019 onwards

Inland New South Wales Storms and Floods

5 January 2019 onwards

Parkes and Cabonne (Curembenya) Bushfire

NSW Newcastle (Kooragang Island) Bushfires

3 January 2019 onwards

Tamworth (Halls Creek Road) Bushfire

25 December 2018 onwards

Glen Innes Severn (Highland Creek) Bushfire

20 December 2018

NSW Storms and Floods

13 December 2018 onwards

NSW Storms and Floods

1 December 2018 onwards

Armidale (Melrose) Bushfire

22 November 2018 onwards

Port Stephens and Cessnock Bushfires

30 October 2018 onwards

Tamworth (Rockview) Bushfires

15 August 2018 onwards

Cessnock and Port Stephens Bushfires

Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Bushfires

14 August 2018 onwards

Clarence Valley and Glen Innes Severn Bushfires

12 August 2018 onwards

Richmond Valley, Lismore and Kyogle Bushfires

11 August 2018 onwards

Shoalhaven bushfires

Northern Territory

23 March 2019

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor


8–19 December 2019

Eastern Queensland bushfires

17–24 September 2019

Stradbroke bushfires

6–12 September 2019

Southern Queensland bushfires

22–25 April 2019

Southern Queensland Upper Level Trough

19–27 March 2019

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor

12–21 February 2019

Wallangarra Bushfires

From 25 January 2019

North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 

24 December 2018– 10 January 2019

Tropical Cyclone Penny 

14–17 December 2018

South West Queensland Trough 

9–17 December 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen 

28 November–13 December 2018

Redland Bushfires 

From 22 November 2018

Central Queensland Bushfires 

11–14 October 2018

Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms 

19–27 September 2018

Gympie Bushfires 

17 September 2018–9 October 2018

Mareeba and Tablelands Bushfires

South Australia

November 2019 onwards

South Australian bushfires


30 December 2019 onwards

Pelham Bushfire

29 December 2019 onwards

Fingal Bushfires

December 2018 and January 2019

Tasmanian Bushfires 


21 November 2019 onwards

Victorian bushfires

Commencing 8 August 2019

Eastern Victoria storms and floods

Commencing 10 July 2019

Eastern Victoria storms

28 February 2019 onwards

Victorian Bushfires (previously known as the South East Victoria Bushfires) 

30 January 2019

Victoria Bushfires and Storms

Commencing 25 January 2019

Thomson Catchment Bushfires

Commencing 16 January 2019

Timbarra bushfires 

Commencing 4 January 2019

Rosedale Bushfire 

Commencing 13 December 2018

Victorian Floods and Storms

17 July 2018

Central Victoria Storms

Western Australia

11–14 April 2019

Thunderstorms and Associated Flooding in the Midwest and Gascoyne Regions

23–26 March 2019

Tropical Cyclone Veronica and associated flooding

19–20 March 2019

Heavy rainfall and associated flooding in the Shire of Plantagenet

10 January 2019

St Ronans Bushfire