The Australian Government is in a caretaker period ahead of an election on 2 July 2016. Information on this website will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions circulated by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Australian Government Disaster Assist
This website provides information on assistance for current disasters as well as links to assistance and response to previous disasters that have impacted Australians, both in Australia and overseas. Assistance from the Australian Government may be provided to aid the recovery of Australians most affected by an offshore or onshore disaster. In such cases, this website will have up-to-date public information messages, relevant free call numbers, information on Australian Government assistance packages and links to other relevant websites.
You can find information on financial assistance available for Current Disasters (since 1 July 2012) by selecting the state and territory affected on this map.
Disaster recovery assistance
The support and assistance provided by the Australian Government for each disaster is tailored to the needs of the affected community.
Disasters before 1 July 2012 are on the Previous Disasters page.
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