How much you can get

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

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

Payment amounts for relevant periods before NSW reached 80% fully vaccinated

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

If you were eligible, you got $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.

Payment amounts for relevant periods after NSW reached 80% fully vaccinated

The payment amount reduced over 2 weeks after NSW reached 80% fully vaccinated.

In the first week after NSW reached 80% fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment was $450.

In the second week after NSW reached 80% fully vaccinated, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment was $320.

Page last updated: 28 November 2021