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Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP)

The Disaster Recovery Payment provides a one-off payment for individuals adversely affected by a major disaster either in Australia or overseas.
Application detail:

Check the Services Australia website for declared disaster events and application deadlines.


What do you get?

$1000 for adults, $400 for children.

Who is this for?

Individuals adversely affected by a disaster.


Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) is a one-off, non-means tested payment that is available to assist individuals who have been adversely affected by a major disaster either in Australia or overseas.

People are considered adversely affected if, as a direct result of the disaster, they:

  • are seriously injured
  • have an immediate family member who was killed
  • have their principal place of residence destroyed or significantly damaged or
  • are the principal carer of a dependent child who has experienced any of the above.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be an Australian resident or the holder of an eligible visa
  • have been adversely affected by a major disaster.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Disaster Recovery Payment.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Disaster Recovery Payment.