Help for people directly affected by a natural disaster in Victoria, such as fires, storms or floods.

We provide Australian Government assistance such as Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment and Disaster Recovery Allowance when there’s a declared natural disaster event.

Your state government provides assistance which may include grants and loans.

You may be eligible for both Australian Government and state government natural disaster support.

Australian Government support

To find what Australian Government support is available, select the event affecting you.

Victorian Government support

The Victorian Government provides support for people affected by a natural disaster.

This may include:

  • individual and business grants
  • loans for small businesses and non-profit organisations
  • help from a Community Recovery Officer.

Check what emergencies and natural disaster assistance you can get on the Emergency Recovery Victoria website.

The Australian Government and state and territory governments work together to provide support if you’re affected by an eligible natural disaster event. Read more about how government disaster support works.

Other support

If you’ve been affected by a disaster, there may be other payments or support services to help you. Read about other support and additional help for natural disasters.

Page last updated: 30 November 2023.
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