We have support available for people affected by natural disasters

7 December 2022

You can help community members access financial support if they’ve been affected by a declared disaster such as floods.

We have lump sum payments and ongoing, short-term allowances to help people directly affected by a declared natural disaster.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment is a lump sum payment of:

  • $1,000 for eligible adults
  • $400 for each eligible child under the age of 16.

People can also claim Disaster Recovery Allowance if they’ve lost income as a direct result of the floods.

Let community members know they can read about payment eligibility and how to claim during natural disaster events

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Page last updated: 7 December 2022.