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Were you impacted by the June 2022 storms and floods?
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is supporting families and communities across Australia on their disaster recovery journey.
A range of disaster assistance is now available following severe storms and flooding from 27 June 2022, which continue to impact large areas of Sydney and the New South Wales coast.
Jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements are available to Local Government Areas impacted by the severe storms and flooding from 27 June 2022.
The Australian and New South Wales Governments have extended the support committed following the extensive floods in New South Wales earlier this year to include those impacted by the current event.
Up to $235.3 million will be made available for councils, businesses and communities impacted by the recent storms and floods in this next phase of unified support both levels of government are providing the devastated communities.
Immediate assistance is available to impacted New South Wales residents and you may be able to claim more than one payment if you meet the respective criteria.
Supported by NEMA, the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment provides one-off financial assistance to eligible people affected by the floods in Queensland and New South Wales. The rate of the payment is $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child.
The eligible Local Government Areas for Australian Government payments may be different to New South Wales Government payments.
You can find out if your Local Government Area is eligible and check other application requirements on the Services Australia website.
You can also contact the Australian Government Information Hotline on 180 22 66.
The allowance provides up to 13 weeks of income support payments to employees, primary producers and sole traders who can demonstrate they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of the floods.
Our Recovery Support Officers are located across the regions affected by the June/July 2022 floods.
They have been in close contact with local emergency management structures and are supporting recovery centres and at assistance points.
- Assistance for Individuals
This includes support for immediate essential needs (food, clothing, medical supplies or temporary accommodation), essential services, essential household contents replacement and repair, and structural repairs or replacement. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Back Home Grants
These grants are intended to help flood-affected individuals cover the costs of restoring their property to a habitable condition or replacing essential household items.
Payments are available as follows:
$20,000 for owner-occupiers to repair or replace essential household items and/or restore housing to a habitable condition
$15,000 for owner-investors to restore housing to a habitable condition
$5,000 for tenants to repair or replace essential household items or relocate these items to a new residential property
You can learn more and apply for this jointly funded support on the Service NSW website.
- Rental Support Scheme
The Rental Support Scheme helps New South Wales residents in highly impacted areas who are unable to live in their home due to the June 2022 floods.
This jointly funded support will help people from affected households secure accommodation. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Rural Landholder Grants
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for eligible rural landholders and oyster farmers in declared Local Government Areas.
Learn more on the NSW Rural Assistance Authority website.
- Storm and Flood Clean-up Package
To assist households, businesses, primary producers and local councils with the clean-up and restoration of flood damaged, priority environmental assets.
Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Small Business, Not-for-Profit Organisations and Primary Producer Recovery Grants
Recovery grants of up to $50,000 for eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations, and up to $75,000 for eligible primary producers, to help with recovery and reinstatement activities. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Concessional Interest Rate Loans
Available to assist eligible primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations impacted by the severe weather and floods. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Sport and Recreation Recovery Grants
Grants for eligible sporting and community clubs and associations to support restoration of essential club facilities. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Freight Subsidies for Primary Producers
To assist primary producers impacted with the transport of livestock and fodder. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Counter Disaster Operations
Supports local governments and state agencies to undertake activities that alleviate personal hardship and distress, address the immediate needs of individuals and protect the general public. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Restoration of Essential Public Assets
Assists local governments and state agencies to undertake urgent activities necessary to temporarily restore eligible essential public assets. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Flood Assessment Program
Flood assessment program for properties and demolition of those found to be uninhabitable. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Local Government Recovery Grants
Grants of $1 million that will assist local governments in undertaking immediate recovery activities, address emerging needs and help build community resilience. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
- Property Assessment and Demolition Program
This measure will provide assessments of properties and undertake demolition of those found to be uninhabitable as a result of the disaster. Learn more on the Service NSW website.
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.