2021-22 Rainfall and Flooding
Three significant events occurred across the 2021-22 Rainfall and Flooding season:
- Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021
- Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 – 10 January 2022
- South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February – 7 March 2022
A range of assistance has been activated through the joint State and Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to address the immediate and long-term impacts from the events.
Personal hardship grants have been activated for individuals in impacted regions.
Extraordinary disaster assistance grants have been made available to flood-affected primary producers, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations following the three events. Grants have also been made available to sporting and community clubs impacted by the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding.
Exceptional circumstances package
This $1.542 billion package is designed to help with the massive clean-up task, increase household resilience and support overall recovery.
The package comprises the $741 million Resilient Residential Recovery program, to support those people whose houses have been severely impacted, $721 million to fund initiatives that will assist recovery across the five recovery domains; human and social, economic, environment, building and roads and transport and a $30 million Clean-up program available to councils and state agencies to cover extraordinary clean-up costs not eligible under the DRFA.