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The NSW Government Test and Isolate support payment provided a one-off $320 payment to eligible NSW workers who needed to self-isolate and lost income while waiting for their COVID-19 PCR result.

Applicants were able to apply for one payment at least every 30 days, as needed. 

This table represents the distribution of the Test and Isolate payment to individuals across NSW. This support payment was offered between 16 August 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Find out about current COVID-19 support and payments.

Data is current as at 18 January 2022.

Local government area Number of recipients Total amount paid
Albury 3,925 $1,256,000
Armidale Regional 1,284 $410,880
Ballina 1,519 $486,080
Balranald 54 $17,280
Bathurst Regional 1,587 $507,840
Bayside 7,484 $2,394,880
Bega Valley 637 $203,840
Bellingen 162 $51,840
Berrigan 242 $77,440
Blacktown 18,567 $5,941,440
Bland 85 $27,200
Blayney 115 $36,800
Blue Mountains 936 $299,520
Bogan 145 $46,400
Bourke 317 $101,440
Brewarrina 311 $99,520
Broken Hill 796 $254,720
Burwood 1,918 $613,760
Byron 2,127 $680,640
Cabonne 228 $72,960
Camden 2,906 $929,920
Campbelltown 9,071 $2,902,720
Canada Bay 1,737 $555,840
Canterbury-Bankstown 14,312 $4,579,840
Carrathool 49 $15,680
Central Coast 12,322 $3,943,040
Central Darling 78 $24,960
Cessnock 3,047 $975,040
Clarence Valley 1,721 $550,720
Cobar 123 $39,360
Coffs Harbour 2,357 $754,240
Coolamon 66 $21,120
Coonamble 742 $237,440
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional 186 $59,520
Cowra 461 $147,520
Cumberland 12,569 $4,022,080
Dubbo Regional 3,379 $1,081,280
Dungog 180 $57,600
Edward River 270 $86,400
Eurobodalla 805 $257,600
Fairfield 12,644 $4,046,080
Federation 719 $230,080
Forbes 282 $90,240
Georges River 5,017 $1,605,440
Gilgandra 192 $61,440
Glen Innes Severn 277 $88,640
Goulburn Mulwaree 1,105 $353,600
Greater Hume Shire 290 $92,800
Griffith 1,228 $392,960
Gunnedah 546 $174,720
Gwydir 118 $37,760
Hawkesbury 1,353 $432,960
Hay 42 $13,440
Hilltops 524 $167,680
Hornsby 1,824 $583,680
Hunters Hill 195 $62,400
Inner West 4,655 $1,489,600
Inverell 1,625 $520,000
Junee 236 $75,520
Kempsey 2,306 $737,920
Kiama 463 $148,160
Ku-Ring-Gai 1,229 $393,280
Kyogle 246 $78,720
Lachlan 255 $81,600
Lake Macquarie 8,813 $2,820,160
Lane Cove 471 $150,720
Leeton 263 $84,160
Lismore 1,147 $367,040
Lithgow 502 $160,640
Liverpool 10,720 $3,430,400
Liverpool Plains 288 $92,160
Lockhart 34 $10,880
Maitland 4,219 $1,350,080
Mid-Coast 3,034 $970,880
Mid-Western Regional 519 $166,080
Moree Plains 2,179 $697,280
Mosman 393 $125,760
Murray River 700 $224,000
Murrumbidgee 105 $33,600
Muswellbrook 846 $270,720
Nambucca Valley 682 $218,240
Narrabri 642 $205,440
Narrandera 262 $83,840
Narromine 361 $115,520
Newcastle 8,758 $2,802,560
North Sydney 999 $319,680
Northern Beaches 4,911 $1,571,520
Oberon 142 $45,440
Orange 1,648 $527,360
Parkes 388 $124,160
Parramatta 8,701 $2,784,320
Penrith 8,432 $2,698,240
Port Macquarie-Hastings 2,225 $712,000
Port Stephens 2,960 $947,200
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 1,223 $391,360
Randwick 4,091 $1,309,120
Richmond Valley 785 $251,200
Ryde 2,280 $729,600
Shellharbour 3,417 $1,093,440
Shoalhaven 3,627 $1,160,640
Singleton 1,074 $343,680
Snowy Monaro Regional 566 $181,120
Snowy Valleys 296 $94,720
Strathfield 2,782 $890,240
Sutherland Shire 4,501 $1,440,320
Sydney 11,375 $3,640,000
Tamworth Regional 3,266 $1,045,120
Temora 103 $32,960
Tenterfield 250 $80,000
The Hills Shire 2,656 $849,920
Tweed 3,108 $994,560
Unincorporated 7 $2,240
Unincorporated Lord Howe 13 $4,160
Unincorporated NSW 7 $2,240
Upper Hunter Shire 363 $116,160
Upper Lachlan Shire 109 $34,880
Uralla 163 $52,160
Wagga Wagga 2,909 $930,880
Walcha 60 $19,200
Walgett 815 $260,800
Warren 114 $36,480
Warrumbungle Shire 249 $79,680
Waverley 2,301 $736,320
Weddin 32 $10,240
Wentworth 437 $139,840
Willoughby 1,122 $359,040
Wingecarribee 1,111 $355,520
Wollondilly 911 $291,520
Wollongong 9,086 $2,907,520
Woollahra 909 $290,880
Yass Valley 279 $89,280

Grouped data

To protect the privacy of recipients, a small number of grants and payments have been de-identified and grouped. This includes businesses operating in NSW with a head office located interstate.

Category Number of recipients Total amount paid
De-identified LGAs 513 $164,160

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