How much you can get

The amount of COVID-19 Disaster Payment - New South Wales you can get depends on your situation.

How much you get depends on the hours of work you lost.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get $450 if any of the following apply:

  • you lost at least 8 hours of work
  • you lost less than 20 hours of work
  • you couldn’t work a full day for that week.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get $750 if you lost 20 hours or more for that week.

When your state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated

The payment amount will reduce over 2 weeks when 80% of people 16 years or older in a state or territory have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll need to reapply for the payment each week so we know you’re still eligible.

In the first week after a state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be a payment of $450 if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work.

In the second week after a state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be a payment of $320 if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work.

After this period, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment won’t be available in your area.

The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is tax free income and you don’t need to include it in your tax return.

You can check the key eligibility dates for locations in NSW.

Next: How to claim

Complete these steps to claim the COVID-19 Disaster Payment - New South Wales. Before you claim, check if you can get it.

Page last updated: 7 October 2021