Flood disaster grants – statistics

The Australian and NSW Government are co-funding a comprehensive range of grants to help flood-affected communities get back on their feet. Find out more about the roll-out of these packages.

This page shows a selection of the available grants, for a full list see Grants FAQ.

Finding personalised financial support

Use the online disaster assistance tool or find face-to-face support at a dedicated recovery centre.

Read about the new northern NSW financial support with this detailed explanation of grants and payments.

Grants at a glance

Last updated: 12pm, 29May 2022 

$86.3m
Total paid out
$14.6m
Flood recovery rental support (February 2022) - Paid
$59m
Flood recovery grant for small business (February 2022) - Paid
$12.7m
RAA Special Disaster Grant - Paid

Flood recovery rental support payment (February 2022)

Program status: Open | Started: 14 March 2022 | Last updated: 12pm, 29 May 2022 

Applications

10,813
Received

(value $101.9m)

Note: Applications received are assessed against the support payment eligibility criteria

In some cases, more information is required from customers to progress assessment and this may delay processing times. Once approved, applications are paid as soon as possible, generally within 3 to 6 business days. 

1,701
Undergoing assessment (total)

(value $15.9m)

138
In assessment

(value $1.4m)

2
Awaiting information from customer

(value $15.200)

867
Under fraud review

(value $8.2m)

137
Approved

(value $1.2m)

1,581
Paid

(value $14.6m)

Ineligible applications

7,394
Ineligible applications declined

(value $70.2m)

Note: Applications received are assessed against the support payment eligibility criteria. Ineligible applications failed to meet the criteria.

Customer satisfaction

97.5%
Customer sentiment

Flood recovery grant for small business (February 2022)

Program status: Open | Started: 9 March 2022 | Last updated: 12pm, 29 May 2022

Applications

17,338
Received

(value $275m)

Note: Applications received are assessed against the grant eligibility criteria and program guidelines.

In some cases, more information is required from customers to progress assessment and this may delay processing times. Once approved, applications are paid as soon as possible, generally within 3 to 6 business days. 

3,411
Undergoing assessment (total)

(value $59m)

139
In assessment

(value $2.4m)

2,563
Awaiting information from customer

(value $44.1m)

709
Under fraud review

(value $11.8m)

403
Approved

(value $6.4m)

4,016
Paid

(value $59m)

Ineligible applications

9,508
Ineligible applications declined

(value $150.6m)

Note: Applications received are assessed against the grant eligibility criteria and program guidelines. Ineligible applications failed to meet the criteria.

Customer satisfaction

94.2%
Customer sentiment

Rural Assistance Authority Special Disaster Grant

Last updated: 10.30am, 26 May 2022

Since 4 March:

primary producers recovering from the devastating impacts of floods have been receiving vital support, with Special Disaster Grants of up to $75,000 now available.

The Rural Assistance Authority (RAA)

has been providing assistance to 60 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Applications

2705
Applications received by RAA for the Special Disaster Grant assistance
40%
Percentage of applications from new customers
1060
Applications completed (i.e. approved or refused)
42%
Applications completion rate

Amounts

$147.9m
Overall amount claimed
$54,732
Average application amount
$330.9m
Overall estimated amount damage to the landholdings

Payments

834
Number of payments made
$15,293
Initial payment amount
$12.7m
Overall payment made

Customer satisfaction

91%
Customer satisfaction on the application process (%)
24.7 days
Average case age

Applications breakdown (Top 5 LGA's)

Category

Count

Percentage (%)

Lismore City

309

11%

Clarence Valley

289

12%

Richmond Valley      

213

8%

Tweed Shire

133

6%

Hawkesbury City

130

5%

Applications breakdown (Top 5 sectors)

Category

Count

Percentage (%)

Beef Farmers

872

32%

Horticulturalists

346

14%

Cropping Farmers

243

9%

Dairy Farmers

184

7%

Vegetable Growers

155

6%

Find assistance

Immediate financial help and payments are available to people living in disaster-declared areas.

Find out about grants and loans for businesses and not-for-profits affected by floods.

Get immediate help with livestock, find financial support for primary producers and other payments.

Detailed explanation of the grants, loans, rebates and financial assistance for people, businesses and farmers impacted by the 2022 floods.

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