Event specific (exceptional circumstances) assistance

Of the four categories of assistance available under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), two – Category C and Category D – offer exceptional circumstances assistance for severely affected communities following disaster events. 

Category C

Assistance for severely affected communities, regions or sectors includes clean-up and recovery grants for small businesses and primary producers and/or the establishment of a Community Recovery Fund.

Category C assistance is only made available when the impact of a disaster is severe. It is intended to be in addition to assistance under Categories A and B and is usually considered once the impacts of the disaster on affected communities have been assessed.

Category D 

Exceptional circumstances assistance beyond Categories A, B and C. 

Category D assistance is generally considered once the impact of the disaster has been assessed and specific recovery gaps identified.

Current exceptional circumstances packages

Exceptional circumstances assistance has been activated for the following events: