Storm and Flood Programs

Disaster Recovery Grants

If natural disasters are widespread and extremely severe, the NSW and Australian Governments may jointly announce the provision of grants. Such grants rely on the declaration of a natural disaster.

Natural disaster recovery grants provide immediate relief to eligible primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations, for clean-up and restoration costs in the aftermath of extreme natural disasters.

RAA administers these grants under the joint Commonwealth and NSW government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) 2018.

NSW residents who have been impacted by severe storms and floods are encouraged to report damage via the Primary Industries Natural Disaster Damage Survey.

Detail of current storm and flood grant programs is below.

NSW Severe Weather & Flooding from February 2022 onwards
(AGRN 1012)


NSW Severe Weather & Flooding from November 2021 and January 2022
(AGRNs 987, 996 & 1001)


NSW Severe Weather & Flooding in February & March 2021 onwards
(AGRN 960)


Disaster Relief Loans

Natural disaster relief loans are available to declared Local Government Areas (LGA’s). Applications for assistance must be lodged by the 'Application close' date outlined in Declared natural disasters.

NSW residents who have been impacted by severe storms and floods are encouraged to report damage via the Primary Industries Natural Disaster Damage Survey.

Follow the links below for more information about  Disaster Relief Loans:


Transport Assistance

A Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy is made available to primary producers who are affected by a declared natural disaster event. Applications for assistance must be lodged by the 'Application close' date outlined in Declared natural disasters.

Visit the Natural Disaster Transport Subsidy page for more information.