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Gunnedah Disaster Recovery Information

Information and contacts for residents who need assistance following recent flooding can be found by clicking the link below:

Gunnedah Disaster Recovery Information.pdf

Businesses Affected by Floods and Storms

The NSW Government would like to know the financial impacts of the storms and floods on businesses in flood-affected areas in 2022.

If your business has been impacted, please complete this short 5-minute survey.

Your input will support ongoing disaster response and help get assistance to those who need it.

Click here to complete the survey:

Apply for the disaster recovery small business grant – storms and floods August and September 2022 onwards

If you're a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you've been directly impacted by storms and floods from 4 August 2022 or 14 September 2022 onwards, you may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant.

This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations.

You must be a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in a defined disaster area (AGRN 1030 or 1034) to be eligible.

If you're a primary producer, you may be eligible for financial assistance tailored to your industry. More information on assistance for primary producers is available on the Rural Assistance Authority website.

Covered costs could include, but are not limited to:

  • payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
  • equipment and materials required for cleaning up
  • equipment and materials essential for immediately resuming operations
  • payment for a cleaner if the service would not have been needed, or exceeds ordinary cleaning costs, in the absence of the disaster
  • the removal and disposal of debris, damaged materials or damaged stock
  • repairing premises and internal fittings
  • leasing temporary premises within the defined disaster area, replacing or repair of motor vehicles registered for business use, or replacing lost or damaged stock, if it’s essential for resuming operations.

If you're a home-based business and intend to reinstate your business, you cannot claim the costs for leasing a temporary business premises, as this expense is typically not paid by the business. You may be eligible for support under the flood recovery back home grant, or rental support payment.

Available funding

The maximum grant amount available is $50,000.

  • Funds of up to $25,000 will be provided to eligible, approved applicants based on a list of the storm or flood-related damage and photographic evidence.
  • Evidence, including valid tax invoices, will be required in relation to the first $25,000 if you are seeking funding from $25,000 to $50,000.
  • To receive funds of between $25,000 to $50,000, you'll need to submit evidence of payment of the relevant costs at the time of application.

If your initial grant application is for an amount less than $50,000, you can submit further applications if you require additional funds to complete eligible clean-up and reinstatement activities.

Applications close on 30 June 2023. To apply, visit Service NSW:

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

If you've been affected by floods, you might be eligible for disaster recovery payments through Services Australia. This support is administered by the Australian Government.  

You may be eligible if you were affected by floods during: 

  • September 2022 (AGRN 1034)
  • July 2022 (AGRN 1025)
  • February 2022 (AGRN 1012).

Visit the list of natural disaster declarations to determine if you’re in an eligible local government area (LGA). For more information, call Services Australia on 180 22 66launch

  • Disaster Recovery Payment – $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child if your home has been severely damaged or destroyed, or you've been seriously injured. 
  • Disaster Recovery Allowance – short-term income assistance (up to 13 weeks) if you've lost income as a result of the floods.
  • New Zealand Disaster Recovery Payment – support for New Zealanders living in areas adversely affected by the floods. 
  • New Zealand Disaster Recovery Allowance – support for New Zealanders who have lost income as a result of the floods. 

Find out more and apply on the Services Australia website.

Carers NSW Flood Recovery Project

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The Flood Recovery Packages Project will focus on service coordination, trauma-informed counselling and one-off financial packages to assist carers affected by floods and severe storms. Carers may choose to access one or more of these supports.

Specialist Flood Relief Navigators will provide service coordination to assist carers to navigate the many local, state and national recovery initiatives and supports (e.g. financial support, housing, mental health services) and will work with other service providers delivering support to maximise assistance and avoid any duplication. A maximum of six sessions of trauma-informed counselling will also be offered to flood-affected carers under the project, provided by a specialist Carer Gateway counsellor.

The value and use of each package will be determined based on the assessed need of each carer and will be used flexibly to support carers and care recipients maintain health and safety and support ongoing economic participation. For example, Flood Recovery Packages could be used to replace damaged household goods or clothing, for assistance with temporary accommodation, for transport services for the care recipient to access school, day program or respite or for the carer to get to work.

The Flood Recovery Project is a short-term project available until the end of June 2023.

To access Flood Recovery support, just ask carers to sign the consent script available here, and email it along with their name and contact information to


Disaster Response Legal Service NSW



For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100.