If you need a payment
You may get a payment from us if you or your family are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’ve been told to quarantine or isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19
You may be able to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment if you can’t work and either:
- a state or territory health official has told you to isolate or quarantine because you’re a close contact of a confirmed case or have COVID-19
- you’re caring for someone with COVID-19.
You can’t get this payment if you’re getting an income support payment.
If you’ve lost work due to COVID-19 restrictions
You may be able to get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment if you’re unable to earn income because of a restricted movement order.
It’s currently available for Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Victoria in limited circumstances.
COVID-19 Disaster Payment will end soon after a state or territory reaches 80% fully vaccinated.
Read more about COVID-19 Disaster Payment.
If you’re eligible for a payment from us and are in severe financial hardship
If you’re eligible for a payment from us and are in severe financial hardship, you may be able to get either:
- Crisis Payment, if you’ve experienced an extreme circumstance
- Crisis Payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19), if you have to self-isolate or quarantine or are caring for someone in isolation.
If you need ongoing financial support
If you need another payment or service, read more about Getting a Centrelink payment.
Page last updated: 12 November 2021
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