Disaster Assistance Finder
Complete our online questionnaire to receive a personalised list of available programs and services.
Australian Government payments
Find out about eligibility requirements and follow the steps to apply for these government payments.
- Disaster Recovery Payment
$1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child if your home has been severely damaged or destroyed, or you've been seriously injured.
- Disaster Recovery Allowance
Short-term income assistance (up to 13 weeks) if you've lost income as a direct result of the floods.
- New Zealand Disaster Recovery Payment
Support for New Zealanders adversely affected by the floods.
- New Zealand Disaster Recovery Allowance
Support for New Zealanders who have lost income as a result of the floods.
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.
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.
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.
Banks and financial institutions
For free and confidential financial counselling and resources, contact the National Debt Helpline.
Indigenous Business Australia
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.