We have information in different languages about Crisis Payment
For Centrelink payments and services, you can call our multilingual phone service.
There are different types of Crisis Payments for different extreme circumstances.
We consider an extreme circumstance to be one of the following:
- you experienced an incident of family and domestic violence that forced you to leave your home
- you stayed in your home after experiencing domestic violence and the family member responsible left or was removed from the home
- you had to leave your home because of a natural or other disaster not covered by a disaster relief payment
- you arrived in Australia as a humanitarian entrant for the first time
- you were in prison or psychiatric confinement for a period of at least 14 days.
Each type of Crisis Payment has its own eligibility criteria.
Select the Crisis Payment for your situation to find out more information.
A one-off payment if you are affected by a major health crisis in Australia.
You may be able to get Crisis Payment if you’ve experienced a family or domestic violence incident.
You may get Crisis Payment if you’ve had to change where you live due to an unforeseen extreme circumstance.
A one-off payment if you’ve arrived in Australia as a humanitarian entrant for the first time.