New Zealand Disaster Recovery Payment

A lump sum payment to help eligible New Zealanders who were seriously affected by the Queensland Western and Darling Downs bushfires that started in October 2023.

If you were seriously affected by the Queensland Western and Darling Downs Bushfires, October 2023 which started on 16 October 2023 and continued until 8 November 2023, you could be eligible for this payment.

You have until 26 April 2024 to make a claim for the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

  • Toowoomba
  • Western Downs.

You can see which LGA you’re in by entering your address into the Queensland Government’s find your local council tool.

Page last updated: 9 November 2023.
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