Current Government support for those impacted by flooding.

We hope everyone is staying safe from flood waters at this time. We recognise this is such a difficult time for our community and we know that we are supporting each other as best we can.

Please find following a list of Current Government Support offered via State and Federal Government channels for those impacted by the flooding. Please note that this information is regularly being updated, and you are encouraged to regularly check back with the source site.

  • The emergency re-establishment payment – provides assistance to households of limited financial means, whose home is uninhabitable, destroyed or is inaccessible. The payment can cover clean-up, emergency accommodation, repairs, rebuilding (a principal place of residence), and replacing some damaged contents.
  • Council Flood Support Fundthis will be established as an initial measure to provide immediate payments of $500,000 to the 24 local government areas that have experienced the most profound flood damage. This support is in addition to existing Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
  • Flood Recovery Hotline – a single state-wide number, 1800 560 760, that Victorians impacted by the October 2022 floods can call for help with:
    • navigating available support
    • clean-up
    • temporary accommodation
    • mental health and wellbeing support.
    • Primary Producer Clean-Up Relief Grants: $10,000 grants to cover the cost of the clean-up and get businesses up and running again.
    • Primary Producer Concessional Loans: Up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged equipment and infrastructure, or to cover the short-term business expenses.
    • Primary Producer Transport Subsidies: Up to $15,000 to support the transport of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and the movement of livestock.

Thank you to Regional Development Victoria for providing this list.

And from the Department of Families Fairness and Housing:

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