How much you can get

How much you get depends on your circumstances.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get the maximum equivalent rate of JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance, depending on your personal circumstances.

We’ll reduce your payment to zero if your income is more than the average Australian weekly income. The average Australian weekly income, before tax is:

  • $1,769.80 before 1 January 2024
  • $1,838.60 from 1 January 2024.

Disaster Recovery Allowance is a taxable payment and needs to be included in your tax return.

Page last updated: 20 December 2023.
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