If you are in financial stress due to the bushfires, or if you are a volunteer, there are a number of support services available to assist you during this time. Free financial help is available through the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007. See Dealing with debt for more options.
You can also find information about emergency assistance on the Department of Human Services website Help in an emergency.
Act of bankruptcy
An action, event or declaration listed in section 40 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966, which can be used by a creditor to apply to the court to make a person bankrupt.