Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payments (AGDRP) have been extended to people severely affected by flooding in the Clarence Valley.
Eligible residents can claim disaster recovery payments of $1000 for each adult and $400 for each child.
The easiest way to lodge a claim for the AGDRP is online at www.humanservices.gov.au/disaster or by calling the Australian Government Information Line on 180 22 66 from 8am to 8pm local time, seven days a week. Completed claim forms can also be lodged in person at a Commonwealth Department of Human Services service centre.
In NSW, Personal Hardship and Distress assistance, Concessional Interest Rate Loans for Small Business and Voluntary not-for-profit organisations, Concessional Interest Rate Loans and Freight Subsidies for Primary Producers, and Grants for voluntary not-for profit bodies are available in the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tenterfield and Tweed.
Counter Disaster Operations assistance and Restoration of Essential Public Assets assistance is also available to councils and state government agencies in these local government areas.
Further information about Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements for individuals in NSW is available from http://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/nddassistance.