Special Disaster Grants – NSW Severe Weather & Flooding February 2022 onwards

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
NSW Storms and Floods from 22 February 2022 onwards4 April 2022Lake Macquarie and Strathfield4 October 20224 March 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 22 February 2022 onwards23 March 2022Port Stephens23 September 202223 March 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 22 February 2022 onwards11 March 2022Cessnock, Cumberland, Dungog, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Lithgow, Maitland, Mid-Western,  Muswellbrook, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Singleton, Snowy Monaro and Upper Hunter.11 September 202211 March 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 22 February 2022 onwards5 March 2022Bayside, Bega Valley, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, Central Coast, Eurobodalla, Fairfield City, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Inner West, Kiama, Ku-ring-gai, Liverpool, MidCoast, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Ryde, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland, Wingecarribee,
Wollondilly and Wollongong.
5 September 20225 March 2023
NSW Storms and Floods from 22 February 2022 onwards4 March 2022Armidale, Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Glen Innes Severn, Hornsby, Kempsey, Kyogle, Lismore, Nambucca, Port Macquarie/Hastings, Richmond Valley, Tenterfield, The Hills and Tweed.4 September 20224 March 2023

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Primary producers - free confidential assistance is available from your local Rural Financial Counselling Service.

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

Find out what you can apply for
What you will need
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Primary Producers

The Special Disaster Grant – Severe Weather & Floods February 2022 is available 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 Grant Primary Producer Grant Guidelines.

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.

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
  • Proof of payment

The RAA understands that you may have been impacted by a number of declared disaster events over the past 12 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).

Need Help?

Download the Frequently Asked Questions here (PDF, 223.92 KB).

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