Who can get it

You need to meet eligibility requirements to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Tasmania.

You may be eligible if a health official has told you to self-isolate or quarantine. They need to give you these directions for any of the following reasons:

  • you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • you’ve been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years or under, who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years or under, who’s been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment replaces the Tasmanian Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grant in the above circumstances.

You may also be eligible if you're caring for someone who has COVID-19.

You must also meet all of the following:

  • you’re at least 17 years old and live in Tasmania
  • you’re an Australian resident or hold a visa that gives you the right to work in Australia
  • you're unable to go to work and earn an income
  • you have no appropriate leave entitlements, including pandemic sick leave, personal leave or leave to care for another person
  • your period of quarantine is after 22 August.

If you’re a member of a couple, you can both claim this payment. You and your partner will need to complete separate claims.

Page last updated: 16 September 2020