Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

This was a support payment if you or someone you’re caring for had to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

Claims for Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment have closed.

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment was a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can’t work and earn income, because you had to:

  • self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19, as required by your state or territory government
  • care for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19, as required by their state or territory government.

If you work in a high-risk setting and can't earn income because you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, read about High-Risk Settings Pandemic Payment.

If you need another payment or service, read more about getting a Centrelink payment.

Page last updated: 7 November 2022