The NSW Government continues to support communities recovering from severe storms and floods.

To find the support that suits personal circumstances use the Disaster Assistance Finder or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.

Grants and payments

To help communities get back on their feet, there are grants and payments available for businesses, primary producers and individuals including:

  • August and September 2022 disaster recovery small business grants are available to eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations in a defined disaster area. Applications close 15 December 2023.
  • Businesses that successfully applied for business support grants have more time to submit invoices to claim payment. Applicants have until 15 December 2023 to submit supporting documents for the Small Business grant for the February and June 2022 floods.

  • The NSW Government’s Medium Business Support Grant of up to $200,000 can help eligible medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Southern and Central West NSW with the costs of reinstating operations following the floods commencing on 4 August and 14 September 2022. Applications are open until 29 March 2024.
  • The Back Home Grant is available to eligible home owners, investors, and tenants affected by the August and September 2022 floods. Applications close 15 December 2023. Applications for the February 2022 and June 2022 Back Home Grant programs are still being accepted for customers in extenuating circumstances. To discuss your eligibility, contact Service NSW via 13 77 88 or book an appointment.
  • Online, phone and face-to-face appointments for NSW residents affected by natural disasters are still available in Service NSW Service Centres.

Mental health support services

Cleaning up and recovering from natural disasters can take a toll on mental health and wellbeing. If you or someone you know needs support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

Visit the NSW Government website for more information on available mental health support services. For mental health resources in your language, visit the Transcultural Mental Health Centre.

For more information on other flood-related support programs and initiatives, please continue to check nsw.gov.au

Recovery Support Services

Recovery Support Services provides free, personalised, long-term assistance to anyone affected by the floods. Participation is voluntary, no formal referral is required and there is a choice of providers.

Further information

For more information on other flood-related support programs and initiatives, please continue to check nsw.gov.au