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.

If your income is more than the average Australian weekly income amount of $1,737.10, we’ll reduce your payment to zero. If your income was affected after 1 January 2023, the average rate we’ll use is $1,769.80 per week.

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

Page last updated: 12 January 2023.