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Financial support is available for people who have been directly affected by natural disasters in declared disaster areas.

Disaster Relief Grant

If your home or essential household items were damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, you may be eligible to apply. You'll need to apply within 6 months of the disaster.

Disaster Assistance Finder

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

Services Australia support

Find natural disaster support available through Services Australia.

Financial support for events in 2023

Bushfire support

Financial support may be available if you've been affected by the bushfires in:

  • Cessnock from 14 December 2023 (AGRN 1092)
  • Narrabri from 8 December 2023 (AGRN 1093)
  • Walgett from 14 November 2023 (AGRN 1081)
  • Mid-Western NSW from 17 October 2023 (AGRN 1077)
  • Kempsey, Mid-Coast, Port Macquarie-Hastings from 16 October (AGRN 1076)
  • Inverell, Kyogle, Tenterfield from 13 October (AGRN 1075)
  • Bega Valley from 3 October 2023 (AGRN 1070)
  • Upper Lachlan and Cobar on 16 March 2023 (AGRN 1056)
  • Gwydir, Moree Plains and Narrabri on 1 March 2023 (AGRN 1054)
  • Western and North West NSW on 17 February 2023 (AGRN 1055)
  • Gwydir and Narrabri on 18 January 2023 (AGRN 1053)

Help with structural repairs to your home and replacing essential household items.

Storms and floods support

Financial support may be available if you've been affected by:

  • Lismore and Tweed storms and floods from 31 December 2023 (AGRN 1101)
  • Bega Valley, Edward River, Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven and Snowy Monaro severe weather and flooding from 28 November 2023 (AGRN 1086)
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai and Hilltops storm and flooding on 12 March 2023 (AGRN 1057)
  • Dubbo and Wollongong severe storms on 9 February 2023 (AGRN 1049)
  • Port Macquarie Hastings severe storms on 3 February 2023 (AGRN 1047)

Help with structural repairs to your home and replacing essential household items.

Financial support for events in 2022

July 2022 flood

Financial support may be available if you've been impacted by severe weather and flooding from 27 June 2022 (AGRN 1025).

Free structural assessments of eligible flood-impacted properties.

February 2022 flood

Financial assistance may be available if you've been impacted by storms and floods from 22 February 2022 (AGRN 1012).

Free structural assessments of eligible flood-impacted properties.

Assistance for buy-back, raising, or retrofitting of homes in high-risk flood areas in Northern Rivers local government areas.

Back Home grant

Applications for the Back Home grant are now closed. 

Late applications may be accepted for a short period of time. Call us on 13 77 88 to discuss your circumstances.

Last updated: 6 February 2024