When a disaster is activated and disaster relief becomes available, you can apply for financial assistance using the community recovery grants portal.
Financial assistance available for people in activated disaster areas to help with immediate and urgent needs such as food, clothing and medication.
This grant supports people directly impacted by a disaster to meet their immediate needs where they have experienced loss of 1 or more essential services for more than 5 days.
Financial assistance is available to help people in activated disaster areas who are uninsured or unable to claim insurance replace essential household contents.
Financial assistance is available for people in activated disaster areas to help repair their homes and make them secure and safe to live in.
Financial assistance for people in activated disaster areas to help reconnect essential services such as electricity, gas, water and/or sewerage/septic systems.
Find out what help is available if you've had to leave your home after a disaster.
For assistance with a life threatening situation phone 000 (triple zero) immediately.
For assistance with non-life threatening situations - such as help with a damaged roof, rising flood water, or storm damage - phone the SES on 132 500.
Find financial assistance and support information for:
- Cyclone Debbie - North Queensland
- Severe weather post-Cyclone Debbie - South-East Queensland
- Flooding post-Cyclone Debbie - Rockhampton
For information and support phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.
Support and financial assistance available
We are committed to providing both immediate and ongoing support to people and communities that have been affected by a disaster. Our support and financial assistance fact sheets provide more information and contact details.
You can also read our translated fact sheets to find out more in your language.
Money Ready Toolkit
We have partnered with Good Shepherd Microfinance to develop the Money Ready Toolkit: disaster proof your finances.
This resource gives you an easy to follow plan to help get financially ready and back on your feet if you are affected by a disaster.
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Help for primary producers
Find out information about financial assistance for primary producers affected by natural disasters or drought.