Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland is encouraging households impacted by the recent floods in the region to apply for newly announced relief payments.
Payments of $640 per adult and $320 per child will be available for affected households, with a maximum of $2240 per eligible family.
You are eligible for a relief payment if you have unmet relief needs and:
- your principal place of residence is, or was, in an evacuation warning area, and the floods or storms have damaged your home
- your home has flooded above the floor.
The payments will be made available for communities and councils within 17 registered local government areas, including Benalla Rural City, Mitchell Shire, Strathbogie Shire, The City of Greater Bendigo, and Campaspe Shire.
Ms Cleeland said that households should get in contact with their local council to apply for the much-needed relief.
“These recent floods devastated our region, and these grants exist to provide families with a helping hand,” Ms Cleeland said.
“I encourage everyone impacted to make the most of this assistance.
“Payments will be made through your local council, so if you think you may be eligible for a relief payment, please get in contact with them as quickly as possible.”
For further information on the relief opportunities VicEmergency website at emergency.vic.gov.au/relief.
More flood recovery and clean-up funds are being offered for Bendigo Bank and NAB customers at https://www.bendigobank.com.au/support/natural-disasters/ or https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/sustainability/natural-disaster-relief-support/get-help