This flood has devastated our community, but through it we have seen our community come together in an incredible way.
A massive thank you to the volunteers, emergency services personnel, and people from all walks of life who have helped – in whatever way you have helped. It has made a difference.
The best place for updates is my Facebook page, but I have included some links here that may be useful.
Federal disaster payments
A one-off Disaster Recovery Payment of $1,000 for adults and $400 for children is available for affected residents. Please click here for more information.
A recurring Disaster Recovery Allowance is also available for certain eligible residents who have lost income. Please click here for more information.
State disaster payments
The State Government also has some limited support available, including for some businesses. Please click here to launch the Disaster Assistance Finder page.
Flood recovery centres
Flood recovery centres have been set up in some locations to help locals access support and government payments. Locations include Ballina, Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah. Please click here to see locations and for more information.
If you require assistance with disaster payments, please call my office on (07) 5523 4371 or email email@example.com.