Parts of Sydney

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

The health order for parts of Sydney is for these Local Government Areas:

  • Bayside
  • City of Sydney
  • Canada Bay
  • Inner West
  • Randwick
  • Waverley
  • Woollahra.

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 parts of Sydney

These are the key dates for the relevant periods in parts of 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:

  • 1 to 7 July 2021
  • 8 to 14 July 2021
  • 15 to 21 July 2021
  • 22 to 28 July 2021
  • 29 July to 4 August 2021
  • 5 to 11 August 2021
  • 12 to 18 August 2021
  • 19 to 25 August 2021
  • 26 August to 1 September 2021
  • 2 to 8 September 2021
  • 9 to 15 September 2021
  • 16 to 22 September 2021
  • 23 to 29 September 2021.

However, you can still claim for the other periods.

Relevant period Claims open Claims close
30 September to 6 October 2021 30 September 2021 27 October 2021
7 to 13 October 2021 7 October 2021 3 November 2021
14 to 20 October 2021 14 October 2021 10 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 7 to 13 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 from 14 October 2021.

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 14 to 20 October 2021 relevant period.

If you’re granted COVID-19 Disaster Payment for the 14 to 20 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
21 to 27 October 2021 21 October 2021 17 November 2021
28 October to 3 November 2021 28 October 2021 24 November 2021

COVID-19 Disaster Payment will no longer be available for parts of Sydney from 4 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: 25 October 2021