- Last updated:
- 03 Mar 2022
Council will list any disaster recovery activities they are working on across the Sunshine Coast below. If you require support, please visit council's 'What to do After a Disaster or Emergency' webpage.
Weather event February 2022
The Australian Government is offering support for eligible people adversely affected by the South East Queensland Floods, including:
- Disaster Recovery Allowance – Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short term payment to help you if a declared disaster directly affects your income
- Disaster Recovery Payment – The Disaster Recovery Payment is a one-off payment to help you if a declared disaster significantly affects you. It’s not for minor damage or inconvenience.
For more information, please visit the Australian Government website.
Further Queensland Government financial assistance is also available to eligible people, including:
- Emergency Hardship Assistance Grant
If deemed eligible, applicants may receive $180 per person up to $900 for a family of 5 or more.
- Essential Services Hardship Assistance Grant
If deemed eligible, applicants may receive $150 per person, up to $750 for a family of 5 or more.
- Essential Household Contents Grants
Grants of up to $1,765 for single adults and up to $5,300 for couples/families are available (conditions apply).
- Structural Assistance Grants
Grants of up to $10,995 for single adults and up to $14,685 for couples/families are available (conditions apply).
- Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grants
Covering inspection up to $200 and repairs up to $4200 (conditions apply).
- Transport and motoring assistance
Visit the Queensland Government’s website for more information.
Anyone impacted by the flooding event can apply for housing assistance, including homeowners and private renters. Contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or go to the Queensland Government disaster portal for more information.
Council Emergency Grants are available for not-for-profit community organisations. When insurance doesn’t cover it, not-for-profit community organisations can apply for up to $3000 to fund projects that have arisen as a consequence of failure, damage or loss of essential equipment or infrastructure due to unforeseen circumstance. Emergency grant guidelines and application forms are available on the Emergency Grants webpage. If you are wondering if this is the right grant for your organisation, have a look at the guidelines and contact our grants team if you have any questions about eligibility on 5420 8616.