Greater Sydney

If you lost work and income during the COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Sydney from June 2021, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

The health order for Greater Sydney is for these Local Government Areas:

  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury
  • Hornsby
  • Hunters Hill
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Liverpool
  • Mosman
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Ryde
  • Shellharbour
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland
  • The Hills
  • Willoughby
  • Wollondilly
  • Wollongong.

If you visited Sydney during the relevant periods and were then subject to a restricted movement order as a result, you may also be eligible.

Key dates for Greater Sydney

These are the key dates for the relevant periods in Greater Sydney.

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

Claims for the following periods have closed:

  • 4 to 10 July 2021
  • 11 to 17 July 2021
  • 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.

However, you can still claim for the other periods.

Relevant period Claims open Claims close
22 August to 28 August 2021 22 August 2021 18 September 2021
29 August to 4 September 2021 29 August 2021 25 September 2021
5 September to 11 September 2021 5 September 2021 2 October 2021
12 September to 18 September 2021 12 September 2021 9 October 2021
19 September to 25 September 2021 19 September 2021 16 October 2021
26 September to 1 October 2021 26 September 2021 23 October 2021

When we’ve granted your claim for COVID-19 Disaster Payment, you’ll get automatic payments for future periods unless you notify us your circumstances have changed. If lockdown continues without a break and there’s no changes in your circumstances, you don’t need to claim again.

Read more about how to claim.

Page last updated: 16 September 2021