Queensland Western and Darling Downs Bushfires, October 2023

This was financial support for people affected by the Queensland Western and Darling Downs bushfires that started in October 2023.

We have information in different languages about Queensland Western and Darling Downs Bushfires, October 2023

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

Disaster Recovery Allowance

Disaster assistance payments audio

For Centrelink payments and services, you can call our multilingual phone service.

We had lump sum payments and ongoing short term allowances to help people affected by this disaster. The claiming period for these payments closed on 26 April 2024.

Late claims will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

To claim, call the Emergency information line.

A disaster can have a physical and emotional impact on you and your family. If you’re going through a difficult time, our social workers can provide short term counselling, information and referrals to support services. Read more about social work services.

Read about additional help if you’ve been affected by a natural disaster.

Page last updated: 1 May 2024.
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