Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

17 July 2018

Elise Archer, Acting Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Financial assistance after extreme weather event

Tasmanians affected by the extreme weather event on May 10 and 11, 2018, are encouraged to apply for financial assistance before it closes on August 15.

Grants are available in the six municipalities that were significantly impacted - Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley and Kingborough.

Six grants are currently available to assist affected individuals, families, small businesses and non-profit organisations with the cost of recovering. They are:

  • For individuals and households:
    • Temporary Living Expenses Grant
    • Replacement of Essential Household Items Grant
    • Repair and Restoration Grant
    • Individuals in Need Grant
    • For more information, call Housing Tasmania on 1300 665 663 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm).
  • Small Business Recovery Grant
    • For more information, call Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm).
  • RACT Emergency Storm Fund for Non-profit Organisations
    • There is currently no closing date for this grant.
    • For more information, visit the RACT website at www.ract.com.au/community-funding or call RACT on 6236 4325 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm).

Grants are made available based on demonstrated need and eligibility, and are not a replacement for insurance or compensation for losses.

Individuals or organisations waiting to hear the outcome of an insurance claim may still be eligible for financial assistance, and are strongly encouraged to begin the application process now to ensure it is submitted by the cut-off date.

The financial assistance is provided by the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments through the jointly-funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Further information and eligibility criteria for each grant is available on the TasALERT website at www.tasalert.com/recovery

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