Disaster Funding Eligibility
The Prime Minister after seeing firsthand the challenges facing Townsville asked for changes to be made to the eligibility for the disaster relief payments. People in Townsville are now eligible for the Federal Government Disaster Recovery Payment of $1000 for adults and $400 for children if:
- Water over floor - satisfying the 25% criteria
- Inclusion of people with high-set properties who have not had water over floor but who have lost property to the flood waters
- The Government has also removed requirement for MyGov account
People can claim the payment by contacting the DHS on 180 22 66
That’s not the only payments you can access, together with the Queensland Government the Federal Government funds between 50 to 75% of other payments through the State Government and they are delivering those payments and we recommend you access those State payments.
Apply online via the Community Recovery Portal or by phoning the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.