Special Disaster Grants - NSW Severe Weather & Flooding November 2021 and January 2022

To find out if you are eligible view the LGAs affected and the Guidelines below:

Eligible DisasterDeclaration DateDisaster recovery grants available in Local Government AreasClosing Date for applicationsClosing date for claims

Southern NSW Storms & Floods  - 5 January 2022 onwards (AGRN 1001)

28 July 2022Leeton28 January 202328 July 2023

Southern NSW Storms & Floods  - 5 January 2022 onwards (AGRN 1001)

14 June 2022Berrigan, Edward River and Weddin14 January 202314 June 2023

Southern NSW Storms & Floods  - 5 January 2022 onwards (AGRN 1001)

02 May 2022Blayney, Central Darling, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Federation, Hay, Junee, Lockhart, Snowy Valleys, Upper Lachlan14 January 202314 June 2023
Lithgow Storms & Floods - 11 January 2022 (AGRN 996)21 March 2022Lithgow21 November 20222 May 2023

Southern NSW Storms & Floods  - 5 January 2022 onwards (AGRN 1001)

21 March 2022Albury, Bland, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hilltops, Narrandera and Temora14 January 202314 June 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 9 November 2021 (AGRN  987)17 March 2022Berrigan and Central Darling17 September 2022 - CLOSED2 May 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 9 November 2021 (AGRN  987)10 February 2022Bland17 September 2022 - CLOSED2 May 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 9 November 2021 (AGRN  987)21 January 2022Hilltops and Yass Valley17 September 2022 - CLOSED2 May 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 9 November 2021 (AGRN  987)14 January 2022Balranald, Federation, Lismore and Upper Lachlan17 September 2022 - CLOSED2 May 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 9 November 2021 (AGRN  987)29 December 2021Bathurst, Bega Valley, Blayney, Blue Mountains, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cabonne, Cobar, Coonamble, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Cowra, Dubbo, Eurobodalla, Forbes Shire, Gilgandra, Glen Innes Severn, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Kyogle, Lachlan Shire, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Lockhart, Mid-Western, Moree Plains, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Richmond Valley, Shoalhaven, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Tamworth, Tenterfield Shire, Unincorporated Area, Upper Hunter, Walcha, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle, Weddin and Wentworth17 September 2022 - CLOSED2 May 2023

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You can also give the RAA permission to work with your own private financial advisor or accountant to assist you, however you will be liable for any professional fees charged. Contact the Rural Assistance Authority team on 1800 678 593.

The application process


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Primary Producers

The Special Disaster Grant is available to eligible primary producers, following the declaration of a Natural Disaster by the NSW Government and approval of the Australian Government for severe weather and floods events during November 2021 and January 2022. This assistance measure is only provided in event of Natural Disasters that have severely affected communities, regions or sectors.

Download the appropriate Special Disaster Grant (SDG) Primary Producer Guidelines below:

SDG Guidelines - January 2022 (AGRN 996 and AGRN 1001) (PDF, 522.87 KB)
SDG Guidelines - November 2021 (AGRN 987) (PDF, 522.87 KB)

Applicants must provide a complete application form and:

  • Local Land Services rates notice; and
  • Lease agreement if you are the lessee of the impacted property you are applying for; and
  • latest farm business tax returns and financial statements plus Personal Tax Return of all members of the business; and
  • you may include other evidence such as quotes, estimates, photos or tax invoices.

If you have previously submitted tax returns to the NSW RAA for the financial year 2019/2020 or more recently, you will not need to provide further information. If we do not have your previous financial information, we will seek your permission to contact your accountant directly if this is easiest for you.

The online application form has been designed to make the process as simple as possible. You will be required to upload digital copies of supporting documentation (please refer to the 'What you will need section') so please have these ready before commencing your application.

Please note: applications for the November 2021 severe weather & flooding event are closed. Late applications will be accepted only where you have been approved by the RAA under extenuating circumstances.

If you are unsure at any stage of the process as to how to complete the online application form, please use the Special Disaster Grant example application document for information and helpful tips on how to proceed.

Download the Special Disaster Grant Example Online Application Form here(PDF, 1095.92 KB).

You will need:

  • BP reference number
  • ABN number
  • Case number from original application
  • Tax Invoices

*Note that the RAA can ask for proof of payment (receipts, bank statements) against invoices, either at the point of submitting a claim, or at audit.

The RAA understands that you may have been impacted by a number of declared disaster events over the past 18 months and that allocating a claim (i.e. an invoice) to any one of these events may be difficult, or in some instances may not be possible. We ask that you use your best endeavours to ensure proper record keeping and can work with you to ensure the process of lodging your claim is as easy as possible.

If you are unsure at any stage of the process as to how to complete the online claim form, please use this Example Claims Request Form (PDF, 377.63 KB).

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To read the Frequently Asked Questions for this program please click here.

To help you further understand the Special Disaster Grant and Future Resilience please download the Future Resilience Fact Sheet (PDF, 261.87 KB).

To help you understand the Special Disaster Grant - Southern NSW Storms & Floods from 5 January 2022 onwards and how the application and payment process works please download this Case Study (PDF, 183.98 KB).