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Support for people affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie

The Australian Government is making help available for people in Western Australia and Northern Territory affected by the ongoing Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie.

Western Australia

  • Jointly funded disaster assistance is available in Western Australia in the local government areas (LGAs) of: Broome, Derby West Kimberley, Halls Creek and Wyndham East Kimberley.
    • Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
    • Assistance available under the DRFA may include:
      • personal hardship and distress assistance
      • personal and financial counselling
      • counter disaster operations
      • reconstruction of essential public assets
      • interest rate subsidy to small businesses and primary producers who have sustained direct damage
      • freight subsidies for primary producers.
  • The Disaster Recovery Allowance is now available to people in the 4 LGAs of: Broome, Derby West Kimberley, Halls Creek and Wyndham East Kimberley.
    • Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) has been made available to assist employees and sole traders who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a major disaster and is payable for a maximum of 13 weeks. DRA is taxable.
    • Equivalent financial assistance will also be available to eligible New Zealand citizens (‘non-protected’ Special Category Visas, subclass 444 holders) affected by the floods.
    • Information about the payments, including all eligible local government areas is available at: servicesaustralia.gov.au/disasterevents
  • Services Australia have also set up temporary service centres and attend recovery centres. They can help you access these and other payments and services. Check where you can find them in disaster affected communities.
  • In addition, the one-off, non-means tested Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment of $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child is available to people who live in the Western Australia LGA of the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, who have suffered a significant loss as a result of the floods, including a severely damaged or destroyed home or a serious injury

Northern Territory

  • Jointly funded disaster assistance is available to the six local government areas (LGAs) of: Barkly Regional Council, Central Desert Regional Council, MacDonnell Regional Council, Roper Gulf Regional Council, Victoria Daly Regional Council and West Daly Regional Council.
    • Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
    • Assistance available under the DRFA may include:
      • assistance for people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply)
      • support for residents and local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up
      • reconstruction of essential public assets
  • The Disaster Recovery Allowance is now available to people in the LGA of: Victoria Daly.
    • The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) has been made available to assist employees and sole traders who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a major disaster and is payable for a maximum of 13 weeks. DRA is taxable.
    • Equivalent financial assistance will also be available to eligible New Zealand citizens (‘non-protected’ Special Category Visas, subclass 444 holders) affected by the floods.
    • Information about the payments, including all eligible local government areas is available at: servicesaustralia.gov.au/disasterevents

 

The Australian Government continues to support people and communities affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie across north western Australia through a range of assistance programs.

More information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website.

Support Map

The below interactive map is a tool that enables you to explore the different types of support available in flood-affected Australian communities.

Please note the map includes a selection of disasters and is not representative of all declared disasters. For a full list of declarations please visit Disaster Assist.

 

 

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