Victorian Floods, October 2022

Support for people affected by the Victorian floods that started in October 2022.

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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.

Victorian Floods, October 2022 is the severe weather, heavy rainfall and flooding that started in October 2022. This declared disaster has an official end date of 24 January 2023. However, you have until:

  • 16 June 2023 to make a claim for Australian Government Disaster Payment
  • 28 May 2023 to make a claim for Disaster Recovery Allowance.

If you have a Centrelink debt, you can pause or change your repayments.

Read about additional help such as social work services and help to recover.

See where to find us in your community if you’ve been affected by a natural disaster.

You may also be eligible for financial support from the Victorian Government.

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

Page last updated: 27 January 2023.