Goodwood residents have started returning home to assess the damage after fire tore through the area.
As of Friday morning, the fire near Gorza Road is under control.
Woodgate residents are told to stay informed about another blaze nearby in Burrum Coast National Park.
The Federal and State Governments are extending the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme and Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme to include Elliot, Goodwood, Kinkuna and North Gregory.
The Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme provides $180 for individuals and up to $900 for a family of five or more to cover the costs of essential items such as food, clothing and medicine.
Uninsured residents can also access income-tested grants up to $5,000 per household through the Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme to inspect and reconnect damaged services like electricity, gas and water.
“We knew that this would be a challenging fire season and we are working together to make sure that we are as prepared as we can be,” says Federal Minister for Emergency Management Murray Watt
“My thoughts remain with people who’ve lost loved ones and homes, and with those continuing to battle the blazes. I urge people to follow the direction of local authorities and stay safe.
“The support extended to these localities will help people to cover the essentials such as food, clothing and medicine in the immediate aftermath of the fires, as well as reconnect electricity, gas and water when returning to their homes.”
Deputy Premier Steven Miles says extending the assistance will help residents whose properties have been damaged.
“Once again I would like to thank our emergency services heroes who have battled these fires for the past two weeks,” he says.
“All levels of government, including the local councils of Bundaberg, Gladstone, Southern Downs and Western Downs, state and federal are working together to support the recovery of communities impacted by bushfires.”
For more information on disaster assistance, eligibility and how to apply visit www.qld.gov.au/disasterhelp.
To learn more about DRFA support head to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority website.