Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja - 11-12 April 2021
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) provides one-off financial assistance to eligible Australians adversely affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja. The rate of AGDRP is $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child.
You have until 16 October 2021 to lodge a claim for AGDRP which can be lodged on the Services Australia website or contact the Australian Government Information Hotline on 180 22 66 for claims assistance.
The assistance is available in the following local government area(s)
Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton, Mingenew, Morawa, Perenjori and Three Springs.
Disaster Recovery Allowance
The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) provides income support payments to employees, primary producers and sole traders who can demonstrate they have experienced a loss of income as a direct result of Tropical Cyclone Seroja.
DRA is available to Australian residents who are 16 years and older if not already receiving another income support payment or pension such as the Age Pension, JobSeeker Payment or Service Pension.
You have until 14 October 2021 to lodge a claim for AGDRP. For more information on eligibility, visit the Services Australia website or contact the Australian Government Information Hotline on 180 22 66 for claims assistance.
The Morrison Government extended the construction commencement requirement for the successful HomeBuilder program from six months to 18 months for all existing applicants, bringing the total level of expected Government support for the construction sector under the program to $2.5 billion.
The extension only applied to existing applicants and provided an additional 12 months to commence construction from the date that the building contract was signed. All applicants who signed contracts during the HomeBuilder eligibility period between 4 June 2020 and 31 March 2021 have this extension applied to them.
Applications closed on the 14th of April, however, applicants have until 30 April 2023 to submit all supporting documentation (such as invoices for work done, and proof that construction has started) to their State or Territory Revenue Office for payment of the Homebuilder grant.
More information on HomeBuilder can be found on the Treasury website.