What it is

A lump sum payment to help you following the Victorian storms and floods in June 2021.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment can help if you’ve been significantly affected by a disaster. It’s a lump sum payment to help you if you’re in a Local Government Area that’s been declared for a disaster.

It’s not for minor damage or inconvenience. You can choose to get this payment in 2 instalments.

If you lost income as a direct result of the storms and floods, you may also be eligible for Disaster Recovery Allowance.

If you’re a New Zealand citizen living in Australia, check if you’re eligible for:

Next: Who can get it

You must meet eligibility rules to get the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment.

Page last updated: 18 June 2021