Funding for individuals, not-for-profit organisations and businesses

There are a number of relief and recovery programs under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for individuals, not-for-profit organisations, small business, primary producers.

These programs are administered by other state agencies.

Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme

The Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme is administered by the Department of Communities Disability Services and Seniors (DCDSS) to alleviate personal hardship and distress through the: Emergency Hardship Assistance; Essential Services Hardship Assistance; Essential Household Contents Grant; and Structural Assistance Grant.

Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme

Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme is administered by the DCDSS to assist homeowners with grants up to $5000 to inspect and/or repair  damaged essential services (electricity, gas, water, sewerage/septic systems) that are uninsured.

Disaster Assistance Loans - for non-profit organisations, small business and primary producers

Disaster Assistance Loans for not-profit organisations are concessional loans of up to $100,000 for not-for-profit organisations and $250,000 for small businesses or primary producers, to repair or replace damaged buildings, plant and equipment, repair essential premises, and/or replace stock. 

Essential Working Capital Loans - for non-profit organisations, small business and primary producers

The Essential Working Capital Loans Scheme provides concessional loans of up to $100,000 for not-for-profit organisations, small business or primary producers that have suffered a significant loss of income by providing a loan for essential working capital required to continue operations.

Freight Subsidies - for disaster affected primary producers

Assistance up to $5000 is available for primary producers for movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water and building/fencing materials.

Community Recovery Fund

The Community Recovery Fund, administered by the DCDSS, is aimed at community recovery, community development and community capacity building for the future.

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants of up to $25,000 may be made available for communities that have suffered direct impact
from the eligible disaster. Grants can be used for clean-up and reinstatement but not for providing compensation for losses (i.e. loss of income/trade).