Deadline extended for personal hardship grants in Far North Queensland

Residents in Far North Queensland impacted by TC Jasper will have another four weeks to apply for personal hardship assistance grants.

The Queensland Government today (Thursday, 11 January 2024) announced that the deadline for personal hardship assistance grants for residents in all nine local government areas impacted by TC Jasper has been extended to Wednesday, 7 February 2024.

Financial support is jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme

  • Emergency Hardship Assistance Grants – $180 per person, up to $900 for a family of five or more to support immediate essential needs such as food, clothing or medical supplies.
  • Structural Assistance Grants – up to $50,000 for uninsured, income-tested owner-occupiers towards the repair or replacement of a disaster damaged dwelling damaged to return it to a safe and habitable condition.
  • Essential Services Hardship Assistance – $150 per person, up to $750 for a family of five or more to assist with immediate needs following the loss of essential services at home for more than five consecutive days.
  • Essential Household Contents Grants – up to $1,765 for individuals and up to $5,300 for couples or families to replace destroyed essential household contents such as bed linen and white goods.

 Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme

  • Income-tested grants to help uninsured residents reconnect damaged services like electricity, gas and water. Up to $5,000 per household.

For more visit www.qld.gov.au/disasterhelp or www.disasterassist.gov.au.

Information in languages other than English

Information about natural disasters in Queensland and how to prepare for them is available in a range of languages. Translated fact sheets also include the types of financial assistance grants that may be available following a disaster. Access the resources.