Disaster Recovery Payment

South East Queensland Floods February 2022

Help for people directly affected by a natural disaster event, such as flooding, in disaster declared areas.


The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is a one-off, non-means-tested payment of $1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per child adversely affected by a major disaster either in Australia or overseas.


The AGDRP may be activated when the impact of a disaster on individuals and families requires an additional Australian Government response to support short-term recovery needs.


Current status

  • The Australian Government has announced support for people seriously affected by floods in South East Queensland. Claims opened at 1 pm AEST Monday 28 February 2022.

  • The Australian Government has announced support for people seriously affected by floods in NSW. More information will become available.

  • The Australian Government has announced the Disaster Recovery Allowance for people who’ve lost income due to the South East QLD Floods. More information will become available.

How to claim


There are 3 steps to claim the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment. Read all the details at Steps to claim Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment.


Also watch the government websites for any updates as new LGAs are added.


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