How much you can get

The New Zealand Disaster Recovery Payment is a lump sum payment.

If you’re eligible you’ll get:

  • $1,000 per adult
  • $1,000 per partner or dependent adult
  • $400 for each child younger than 16.

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment - Special Supplement

We’ll pay the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment - Special Supplement if you meet the eligibility rules and live in one of the heavily impacted areas.

The Special Supplement is paid in 2 parts and is a total of:

  • $2,000 per adult
  • $2,000 per partner or dependent adult
  • $800 for each child under 16.

The Special Supplement is not taxable. You don’t need to include it in your tax return or report it to us as income.

You can read about which areas are eligible for the Special Supplement.

Page last updated: 17 March 2022