October floods grants
Emergency relief grant
One-off emergency relief grants are available to support those affected by the flooding to meet immediate and essential needs such as emergency shelter, food, clothing or personal items.
Emergency relief assistance is based on a fixed amount for each member of your household (adults and children). There is a maximum amount for the household.
This assistance will be paid after the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing have assessed your eligibility.
If your application has been declined, please contact the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing representative at the Seymour Relief Centre for review and assistance as there have been some technical problems with the application that is affecting some people.
Personal Hardship Assistance Program
- Emergency relief assistance payments are available to assist people to meet immediate essential needs as a result of an emergency such as like emergency shelter, food, clothing or personal items.
- Emergency relief assistance is based on a fixed amount for each household member. There is a maximum amount for the household.
Disaster recovery payment and allowance
- In addition to the State Relief Payment people in affected areas may also be eligible for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment or Disaster Recovery Allowance.
- A 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 Mitchell who have suffered a significant loss as a result of the floods.
- The Australian Government’s Disaster Recovery Allowance is available to residents in 23 Victorian LGAs impacted by these floods – these payments will assist employees and sole traders who experience a loss of income as a direct result of this disaster for a maximum of 13 weeks.
More information on available grants
This page was last updated on 18 October 2022.