The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, stated on Wednesday as the flood danger progressed north that the federal government will make one-time payments of $1,000 to residents in 23 flood-affected districts around New South Wales.

The rain subsided in flood-prone parts of Sydney but concern remained for hunters and areas on the state’s central northwest coast, and flooding was forecast to continue through Wednesday night.

As the low-pressure system moved north, a severe weather warning for damaging winds and heavy rains was still in effect for portions of the mid-north coast and northern tablelands.

Who is Eligible for Disaster Recovery Payment?

We aim to guarantee that the supports are accessible as soon as feasible. Because of this, we acted swiftly in conjunction with the NSW government, and it is encouraging that we have been able to cooperate so well, Albanese said to ABC TV.

Payments of $1,000 per adult and $400 per child will be available beginning Thursday and have not been reviewed to see if they are effective.

Disaster assistance is a weekly payment, as opposed to once-a-week disaster aid. The payment does not cover any little damage or inconvenience. Rather, it is intended to assist people who have been severely impacted by the recent floods.

You can be eligible for the recovery payment only if the individual is being seriously affected by the flood, are a member of the close family of a missing Australian citizen or resident, or if your house has sustained significant damage. If the couples living together are affected by the flood they can also make claim individually.

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Only a small number of the worst-hit council areas are presently eligible for the funding. But, since more regions are projected to be impacted by the disaster in the following days, eligibility is anticipated to be increased.

The funds to be used for floods will be available to eligible residents in local government areas:




-Bega Valley



-Blue Mountains




-Canterbury Bankstown

-Central Coast


-Clarence Valley

-Coffs Harbour





-Georges River

-Glen Innes Severn

-Goulburn Mulwaree




-Inner West




-Lake Macquarie










-Northern Beaches



-Port Macquarie Hastings

-Port Stephens


-Richmond Valley





-Snowy Monaro




-The Hills


-Upper Hunter





The last date to make claim for the recovery payment is on 26 December 2022.

Albanese vowed payments of $1000 per adult and $400 per child to thousands of flood-affected residents as the prime minister prepares to visit devastated communities after his diplomatic trip to Europe.

If you want to check the eligibility criteria for the recovery payment then you can visit the website of Services Australia for clear detail and can also apply for the claim.

New South Wales

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. (wikipedia)