COVID-19 Disaster Payment

This was a support payment for workers adversely affected by a state public health order.

Claiming periods have closed and the COVID-19 Disaster Payment is no longer available.

It was a lump sum payment to help workers who were unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 state or territory public health order. This may have involved a lockdown, hotspot or movement restrictions.

You may be eligible for Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment if you can’t earn income because you, or someone you’re caring for, has to self-isolate or quarantine, due to COVID-19.

If you need ongoing financial support, test your eligibility for an income support payment. Use our Payment and Service Finder to see what payments and services you may be able to get.

Page last updated: 25 March 2022