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
  • 22 to 28 August 2021
  • 29 August to 4 September 2021
  • 5 to 11 September 2021
  • 12 to 18 September 2021
  • 19 to 25 September 2021.

However, you can still claim for the other periods.

Relevant period Claims open Claims close
26 September to 2 October 2021 26 September 2021 23 October 2021
3 to 9 October 2021 3 October 2021 30 October 2021
10 to 16 October 2021 10 October 2021 6 November 2021
17 to 23 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 was 3 to 9 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.

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

NSW has reached 80% fully vaccinated

As of 17 October 2021, 80% of people 16 years or older in NSW have been fully vaccinated with 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

You can only reapply for COVID-19 Disaster Payment if you’ve been granted for the 17 to 23 October 2021 relevant period.

If you’re granted COVID-19 Disaster Payment for the 17 to 23 October 2021 relevant period, you can reapply for the payment for up to 2 more relevant periods.

These are the dates for claiming if you’re eligible.

Relevant period Claims open Claims close
24 to 30 October 2021 24 October 2021 20 November 2021
31 October to 6 November 2021 31 October 2021 27 November 2021

COVID-19 Disaster Payment will no longer be available for Greater Sydney from 7 November 2021 onwards.

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: 19 October 2021