What it is

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment can help if you’ve been significantly affected by a disaster.

It’s a lump sum payment to help you if you’re in a Local Government Area (LGA) that’s been declared for a disaster.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is not for minor damage or inconvenience. You can choose to get this payment in 2 parts.

If you lost income as a direct result of the storms and floods, you may also be eligible for Disaster Recovery Allowance. If you’re eligible, you can get both the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment and Disaster Recovery Allowance.

If you’re a New Zealand citizen living in Australia, check if you’re eligible for:

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment - Special Supplement

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment - Special Supplement is an additional payment for the following LGAs:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed.

You’ll get the Special Supplement if you meet the AGDRP eligibility rules and you live in one of these LGAs.

You don’t need to submit a claim for the Special Supplement. Once you get your AGDRP, we’ll pay the Special Supplement into your nominated bank account.

We’ll pay the Special Supplement in 2 parts.

Clarence Valley, Lismore and Richmond Valley

If we’ve granted your AGDRP claim on or before 8 March 2022, you’ll get the first part from 15 March 2022. If we grant your AGDRP claim on or after 9 March 2022, you’ll get the first part 7 days after we grant your claim.

You’ll get the second part 7 days after that.

Ballina, Byron, Kyogle and Tweed

If we’ve granted your AGDRP claim on or before 15 March 2022, you’ll get the first part from 22 March 2022. If we grant your AGDRP claim on or after 16 March 2022, you’ll get the first part 7 days after we grant your claim.

You’ll get the second part 7 days after that.

If you haven’t claimed AGDRP yet, we’ll assess if you can get the Special Supplement when you claim. You have until the due date to submit your claim. Check the claims due date for Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment.

Page last updated: 28 March 2022