Payments of $1000 per adult and $400 per child are now available to those worst-hit by the
bushfires in the local government areas of Greater Hume and Snowy Monaro.
Assistance is being provided through the Australia Government Disaster Recovery Payment
Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the AGDRP
would help to provide dignity for those who had suffered a catastrophic loss.
“This is for people whose home or major asset have been severely damaged or destroyed, who've
been seriously injured or who've lost a family member,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This will give dignity to those who have suffered the worst in the fires and help them through the
next few days.
“We will make further assistance available to these communities if it is needed.
“It’s going to take time for life to return to normal and we’ll be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with
these communities until they’re back on their feet.
“This support package is on top of the assistance being provided through the jointly funded
Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
“I urge anyone in need of assistance to call the Department of Human Services to check their
Claims will be open from 23 January 2020. For more information or to make a claim visit
www.humanservices.gov.au/disaster or call 180 22 66.
More information on Australian Government disaster assistance is available at