All other areas of NSW

If you live in all other areas of NSW you may be able to get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. This is if you lost work or income due to COVID-19 restrictions in NSW.

You’ll be eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Payment if all of these apply:

  • you live or work in any area of New South Wales
  • you were unable to earn your usual income of 8 hours or more or a full day’s work because of the restricted movement order
  • you meet any other eligibility rules.

Key dates for all other areas of NSW

These are the key dates for the relevant periods in all other areas of NSW.

To get the payment, you must meet all the eligibility rules on at least one day during the relevant period.

Claims for these relevant periods have closed:

  • 18 to 24 July 2021
  • 25 to 31 July 2021
  • 1 to 7 August 2021
  • 8 to 14 August 2021
  • 15 to 21 August 2021
  • 22 August to 28 August 2021
  • 29 August to 4 September 2021
  • 5 September to 11 September 2021
  • 12 September to 18 September 2021.

However, you can still claim for the other periods.

Relevant period Claims open Claims close
19 September to 25 September 2021 19 September 2021 16 October 2021
26 September to 2 October 2021 26 September 2021 23 October 2021
3 October to 9 October 2021 3 October 2021 30 October 2021
10 October to 16 October 2021 10 October 2021 6 November 2021
17 October to 18 October 2021 17 October 2021 13 November 2021

Automatic payments have stopped as 70% of people 16 years or older in NSW have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The last relevant period for automatic payments is 3 to 9 October 2021.

You’ll need to make a new claim each week from 10 October 2021.

If you’re still affected by movement restrictions, you’ll need to reapply for the payment each week so we know you remain eligible.

When 80% of people 16 years or older in NSW are fully vaccinated with 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, your COVID-19 Disaster Payment will reduce over 2 weeks. You’ll need to reapply for the payment each week so we know you’re still eligible.

COVID-19 Disaster Payment will end 3 weeks after NSW reaches 80% fully vaccinated.

The payment amounts will change in the first and second week after NSW reaches the 80% vaccination rate. Read how much you can get.

Page last updated: 12 October 2021