Special Disaster Grants – Current NSW Flooding – August to November 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
AGRN 1034 NSW Flooding from 14 September 2022 onwards22 November 2022Eurobodalla, Inverell, Orange, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Wentworth30 June 202317 May 2024
AGRN 1034 NSW Flooding from 14 September 2022 onwards18 November 2022Albury, Balranald, Bathurst, Bega Valley, Berrigan, Bland, Blayney, Bogan,  Bourke, Brewarrina, Cabonne, Carrathool, Central Coast, Central Darling, Cobar, Coolamon, Coonamble, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Cowra, Dubbo, Edward River, Federation, Forbes, Gilgandra, Glen Innes Severn, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Griffith, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Hay, Hawkesbury, Hilltops, Junee, Kyogle, Lachlan, Leeton, Lismore, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Lockhart, Mid-Western, Moree Plains, Muswellbrook, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Nambucca Valley,  Narrabri, Narrandera, Narromine, Oberon, Parkes, Richmond Valley, Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Tamworth, Temora, Unicorporated Area,  Upper Hunter, Upper Lachlan, Uralla, Wagga Wagga, Walcha,  Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle & Weddin, Yass Valley.30 June 202317 May 2024
AGRN 1030 NSW Flooding 4 August 202218 November 2022Albury, Bland, Cabonne, Carrathool, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Dubbo, Forbes, Gilgandra, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Griffith, Gunnedah, Hilltops, Junee, Leeton, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Narromine, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Temora, Wagga Wagga, Warren, Warrumbungle, Weddin, Yass Valley.30 June 202317 May 2024

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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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What you will need
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Primary Producers

The Special Disaster Grant – Storms and Floods AGRN 1030 (Southern and Central West NSW Floods from 4 August 2022 onwards) and AGRN 1034 (NSW Flooding from 14 September 2022 onwards) is available onwards to eligible primary producers, following the declaration of a Natural Disaster by the NSW Government and approval of the Australian Government. This assistance measure is only provided in event of Natural Disasters that have severely affected communities, regions or sectors.

Download the Special Disaster Assistance AGRNs 1030 and 1034 Primary Producer Grant Guidelines here (PDF, 623.29 KB).

Applicants must complete an online application form and upload:

  • Local Government Rates notice (council rates notice for the property affected OR Class A Aquaculture Permit OR NSW Commercial Fishing Licence/NSW Fishing Business Card
  • 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 or photos

If you have previously submitted tax returns to the NSW RAA for the financial year 2020/2021 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.

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).

It is recommended that you await the outcome of your application before submitting invoices. Once your application has been assessed an assessment officer will advise you of the process with your upfront payment and how to verify this later when you need to claim more funds.

You will need:

  • BP reference number
  • ABN number
  • Case number from original application
  • Tax Invoices
  • Proof of payment

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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If you have difficulty understanding the guidelines or completing the application form you should seek the assistance of your rural/financial counsellor, business advisor, accountant or a trusted family member/friend. If you need assistance with interpreting or translating, please contact Multicultural NSW on 1300 651 500 or email languageservices@multicultural.nsw.gov.au.