Flood Assistance - 2022
Find below links to Grants and Assistance Programs for impacted states:
A $51.6 million financial assistance package has been announced by the state government to assist River Murray communities, households and businesses affected by large-scale flooding.
Assistance measures include:
- One-off Personal Hardship Emergency Grants of $400 for an individual, or up to $1000 for a family for those displaced from their homes. For more information, contact the Relief Information Line 1800 302 787 or a relief centre.
- Up to two weeks emergency accommodation for individuals and families unable to return to their homes. For more information, contact the Relief Information Line 1800 302 787.
- Rental assistance – Up to $2,000 for singles, $5,000 for families who are not insured, are displaced from their homes by floodwaters, require accommodation for longer than the two weeks emergency accommodation, and who do not have access to alternative accommodation. Evidence of a rental accommodation agreement will be required. For more information, contact the Relief Information Line 1800 302 787.
- Extension of the SA Housing Authority’s existing rental bond guarantee program to homeowners who are required to relocate from their principal place of residence due to flooding or long term power outage. For more information, contact the Relief Information Line 1800 302 787.
- Generator purchase grants of up to $500 for households that are switched off from the electricity grid.
Early Closure Grant
Financial support for businesses forced to close or cease trading
The two grants will be made available for both employing and non-employing small businesses impacted by the River Murray flooding emergency and forced to temporarily close or cease normal trading. These grants include:
- $10,000 support grant to non-employing businesses
- $20,000 support grant to small businesses with payroll of up to $10M.
Small businesses can register their details below for more information on the application process, terms and conditions and grant timelines, which will be available soon.
Grants for families and businesses to purchase a power generator
Grants of up to $500 for affected households and $4,000 grants for affected businesses and primary produces cut off from power during the 2022 River Murray Flood.
The funding will be available for households and businesses that receive notification from SA Power Networks (SAPN) that they will lose their power and purchase a power generator to enable them to safely remain at their property during the flood event.
This will help households in affected areas to keep up-to-date with daily announcements, maintain food safety, and stay safe by keeping the lights on, while businesses can continue their operations and keep business-critical infrastructure switched on.
To be eligible for this grant, households and businesses will need:
- to show a notice* from SA Power Networks indicating the interruption of power
- a tax receipt for the purchase of a suitable power generator
- to provide a current Australian Business Number (ABN) if claiming for a business.
*This notice could be in the form of a letter, text message, push notification alert, or email. Dates will be verified on payment of the grant.
Financial Counselling Support - Support for businesses to manage financial impacts, continuity action planning, recovery plan, and more
Support for businesses affected by the Murray River flooding emergency
Financial Counselling support will be available for both employing and non-employing small businesses impacted by the River Murray flood. The details of this support are currently being finalised.
Support is expected to include access to free professional financial advice encompassing:
- Initial business impact assessment
- Recovery planning
- Analysis and feasibility of business development/redevelopment options or scenarios
- Development of business recovery/continuity action plans
Applications for the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 5 April 2022 now close 10 March 2023