Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for Tasmania

26 August 2020

The Australian Government announced support for Tasmanians who can't earn an income. This is because they must self-isolate or quarantine at home or they are caring for someone with COVID-19.

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment replaces the Tasmanian Pandemic Isolation Payment.

You can claim it over the phone.

Who can get it

To get this payment, all of the following must apply:

  • you’re at least 17 years old
  • you live in Tasmania
  • you have no income from paid work, including sick leave entitlements.

In addition, a health official has told you to self-isolate or quarantine. This is someone who is:

  • employed by a state or regional department of health
  • a registered General Practitioner
  • a nurse, doctor or registrar at a hospital.

They must have done this because of any of the following reasons:

  • you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • you’ve been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years and under, who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years and under, who’s been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.

You may also be eligible if you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19.

If you have to self-isolate more than once, you can claim this payment each time.

You can get the full $1500 payment as long as you’re eligible for at least 1 day during the 14 day period.

Who can’t get it

You need to meet certain criteria to get the payment. Read more about who can get it.

You can’t get this payment if, during your 14 day isolation period, you already get:

  • any income, earnings or salary from paid work
  • an income support payment, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Paid Parental Leave or Dad and Partner Pay
  • JobKeeper Payment
  • the Tasmanian Pandemic Isolation Payment.

How to claim

You can claim by calling us on 180 22 66, 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Please don’t visit a service centre.

Next steps

Read more about the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for Tasmania.

Page last updated: 26 August 2020