What the locations are
There are different locations where COVID-19 lockdowns, hotspots or movement restrictions apply in New South Wales. There are also different payment periods.
Recognised NSW locations
These are the recognised NSW COVID-19 locations:
- Parts of Sydney from June 2021
- Greater Sydney from June 2021
- All other areas of NSW from 18 July 2021.
The location that applies to you depends which Local Government Area (LGA) you live in, work from or visited. You can check which LGA applies to you on the NSW Government website.
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.
If you live in other areas of NSW, you may be eligible for a payment from 18 July 2021.
You can only claim for one of these events. If you think you’re eligible for more than one, you need to decide which is best for you.
You won’t have to submit another claim if you don’t have a change in circumstances and you’ve already claimed for either:
- parts of Sydney from 15 July 2021
- Greater Sydney and all other areas of NSW from 18 July 2021.
You’ll get a recurring payment into your account within 7 days of the start of each new period. Please do not call to check on your payment unless it's been longer than 7 days.
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.
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 amount of COVID-19 Disaster Payment - New South Wales you can get depends on your situation.
Page last updated: 2 August 2021
This information was printed 30 July 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment-new-south-wales-if-you-dont-get-centrelink-payment/what-locations-are. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.