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Disaster assistance

The type of help available to individuals through disaster recovery payments depends on the effect a natural disaster has on the community.

The Australian Government has assistance available to help eligible individuals and communities recover from a major disaster. The Department of Human Services is responsible for making these payments.

Following a major disaster, the following payments may be available:

More information on the different payments available following a major disaster can be found on the Disaster Assist website.

The Australian Government also provides funding to states and territories to help with disaster clean-up and recovery.