Financial support for more flood affected areas in New South Wales

30 June 2022

Additional Local Government Areas in New South Wales (NSW) are now eligible for flood disaster payments.

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is a lump sum payment to help if you’ve been significantly affected by the NSW Floods starting in February 2022.

Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is an ongoing, short-term payment if you lost income as a direct result of these floods.

New Zealand Disaster Recovery Payment (NZ DRP) and New Zealand Disaster Recovery Allowance (NZ DRA) are similar payments to AGDRP and DRA. However, these are for New Zealand citizens who meet both of the following:

  • they hold a non-protected Special Category visa (subclass 444)
  • they have participated in the Australian tax system for at least one year in the past three financial years or will do so by 27 June 2023.

People in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs) can now claim AGDRP and DRA, or NZ equivalent:

  • Lake Macquarie
  • Strathfield
  • Waverley.

These LGAs are in addition to the areas already declared for disaster payments.

We encourage you to submit a new claim if you are from these areas and were affected. Even if you have applied before.

If you’re unsure which LGA you’re in, you can enter your address into the NSW Government’s Find your local council tool.

You have until 26 December 2022 to make a claim. Read the eligibility rules, including the full list of LGAs for the NSW Floods, February 2022.

We also provide ongoing support. Find where you can access additional help such as social work services or how to replace a concession card.

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Page last updated: 30 June 2022