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October floods business support

Business flood grants and resources

Grants available

Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program

Small business owners directly impacted by the floods are eligible for a one-off payment of $5,000 to support clean-up, safety inspections, repairs, the hiring of equipment and purchase of stock that businesses need to get back in business as quickly as possible.

Applications open – call the Business Victoria hotline on 132 215 to apply.

Financial assistance for flood-affected farmers

A support package is available for flood-affected farmers:

  • Primary Producer Clean-Up Relief Grants: $10,000 grants to cover the cost of the clean-up and get businesses up and running again
  • Primary Producer Concessional Loans: Up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged equipment and infrastructure, or to cover short-term business expenses.
  • Primary Producer Transport Subsidies: Up to $15,000 to support the transport of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and the movement of livestock.

Apply for the Primary Producer Flood Relief payment on Agriculture Victoria.

Disaster Recovery Payment

The Federal Government is offering a Disaster Recovery Payment accessed through your My Gov Account for the following:

  • $1000 per adult
  • $400 per child

Apply for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery payment.

Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment

The State Government is offering an Emergency Relief Assistance Payment for the following:

  • $560 per adult
  • $280 per child
  • Maximum of $2000 per family

Apply for the State Government Emergency Relief Assistance Payment.

Previously known as the Personal Hardship Assistance Program.

Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA)

A short-term payment to help you if the Victorian Floods in October 2022 directly affected your income for a maximum of 13 weeks.


  • were 16 or older at the time of the floods.
  • are an Australian resident or hold an eligible visa
  • work or live in an affected Local Government Area (LGA)
  • lost income as a direct result of the floods.

Apply for the Disaster Recover Allowance.

Additional information

This page was last updated on 20 October 2022.