Disaster Payments - South East QLD Floods - February 2022

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

The Australian Government is offering support for people seriously affected by the floods in South East Queensland in February 2022.

It’s a lump sum payment that will help if you’re in one of 17 Local Government Areas that’s been declared a disaster zone as a result of the floods.

You have until 27 August 2022 to make a claim.


  • Must be an Australian resident or hold an eligible visa.
  • Must meet your Local Government Area (LGA) rules.
  • You’re claiming this payment for the South East QLD floods, February 2022 for the first time.
  • Must be 16 years or older or getting a social security payment.
  • Must have been seriously affected by the storms and floods, i.e. you were seriously injure or you’re the immediate family member of someone who died or is missing.
  • The flood must have caused major damage to your principal place of residence.

How much can I get?

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment is a lump sum. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you’ll get $1,000 per adult and $400 for each child under 16.

How do I claim?

Australian residents or eligible visa holders must claim online via your myGov account.

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Allowance

The Australian Government has also announced a Disaster Recovery Allowance for people who’ve lost income due to the South East Queensland Floods in February 2022. More information will be available soon.

More information is available at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/south-east-queensland-floods-february-2022-australian-government-disaster-recovery-payment

Next Steps

  • Consult with an advisor at Cutcher & Neale regarding the eligibility requirements
  • Apply online via your myGov account

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