Queensland Western and Darling Downs Bushfires, October 2023

Support for people affected by the Queensland Western and Darling Downs bushfires that started in October 2023.

If you’re directly affected by this declared disaster, we have lump sum payments and ongoing, short term allowances to help you. You may be eligible for more than one of these.

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.

Watch this video about our disaster assistance payments and how to claim.

Page last updated: 31 October 2023.
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