Disaster relief grant for individuals

Residents affected by recent severe weather and storms may be eligible for a disaster relief grant. For a list of local government areas where disaster declarations have been made, visit Natural disaster declarations.

Call 13 77 88 and ask about the disaster relief grant administered by Resilience NSW.

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Disaster Assistance Finder

Complete our online questionnaire to receive a personalised list of available programs and services.

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Australian Government payments

Find out about eligibility requirements and follow the steps to apply for these government payments.

Visit Disaster Assist or call Services Australia on 180 22 66 to find out if you're eligible.

Additional Child Care Subsidy

Visit Additional Child Care Subsidy Temporary Financial Hardship to find out if you're eligible for extra help with the cost of approved child care.

Disaster relief grant

If your home or essential household items have been destroyed or damaged by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for a disaster relief grant.

Call 13 77 88 and ask about the disaster relief grant administered by Resilience NSW.

Housing and rental assistance

Flood Property Assessment Program

The Flood Property Assessment Program provides support to property owners in local government areas impacted by the February and March 2022 floods.

The program provides free structural assessments of eligible flood impacted properties. For properties found to be unsafe or beyond economic repair, demolition and removal of waste will be undertaken at no cost.

Register for the Flood Property Assessment Program.

Rental support payment

The flood recovery rental support payment helps NSW residents in highly impacted suburbs who are unable to live in their home due to the February and March 2022 storms and floods.

The one-off payment is to help pay for short-term accommodation bookings:

  • made on or after 22 February 2022
  • that are 14 nights or more.

Apply for the rental support payment.

Back Home grant

The Back Home grant provides support to renters and homeowners in eligible local government areas highly impacted by the February and March 2022 floods. The grant provides a one-off payment of up to $20,000 to help cover the costs of restoring a damaged property to a habitable condition or replacing essential household items.

Apply for the Back Home grant

Banks and financial institutions

Financial counselling

For free and confidential financial counselling and resources, contact the National Debt Helpline.

Financial institutions

Banks offer help to customers affected by a natural disaster. This could include financial assistance packages, deferred loans, waived fees and grants.

If you are facing financial difficulty, contact your bank as soon as you can.

For a list of banks and contact details, visit the Australian Banking Association.

Indigenous Business Australia

Indigenous Business Australia provides economic development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through:

  • loans and financial services
  • business finance and partnerships.

Find out about assistance available if you have an Indigenous Business Australia home loan or a business finance product:

Business support

Disaster recovery assistance is available to businesses in eligible NSW local government areas that have been impacted by storms and floods.

Find out about grants and loans for businesses.

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