Govt support announced for bushfire-affected regions of WA

Disaster Recovery Payments have been declared for eligible people severely affected by bushfires burning in the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) provides a one-off lump sum of $1000 for eligible adults and $400 for each eligible child under the age of 16.

AGDRP is available to eligible people whose homes have been severely damaged or destroyed or who have been seriously injured as a direct result of the fires.

People can also claim Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA), which is a short-term payment to help those who have lost income as a direct result of a declared disaster. This is available for up to 13 weeks, equivalent to the maximum rate of JobSeeker or Youth Allowance.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the best way to make a claim is to call 180 22 66. The hotline will be open from 8am to 5pm from 4 February 2021.

Click here for more information on Commonwealth disaster assistance.