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Department of Human Services

Keilira fire recovery

On Thursday 30 December, a fire broke out in the Keilira region under hazardous conditions.

For information and support, phone 1800 302 787

Grants and financial assistance

Grants and financial assistance

Re-establishment Grants up to $10,000 for Bushfire Residents

Eligible South Australians who:

  • are uninsured, and
  • have had their principal residence (their home) damaged by bushfire

can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help them re-establish their homes.

The payments can be used to help repair bushfire-damaged homes or replace essential household items.

The payments are available only to those persons who meet the following criteria:

  • Their primary residence has been damaged
  • They meet an income test
  • Their losses are not being met by insurance, compensation or other assistance measures
  • They are owner-occupiers (for the structure/dwelling component of the grant)
  • They are owner-occupiers or tenants (for the essential household and personal item component of the grant).

Assistance is being provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The SA Housing Authority will administer the grants under its Emergency Relief arrangements.

Phone the SA Recovery Hotline on 1800 302 787 (8.00 am to 8.00 pm).

Financial assistance from the SA Bushfire Appeal

If you have been directly affected by the fires in:

  • Cudlee Creek
  • Kangaroo Island

you may be able to receive financial assistance from the SA Bushfire Appeal.

Make an application to the State Emergency Relief Fund.

Recovery grants for small business

A grant of up to $50,000 is available for eligible small businesses affected by bushfires for costs associated with clean-up, restoration and rebuilding.

The grant is designed to assist with the immediate costs of beginning to rebuild and recover and is provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth–State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Visit the Supporting Business in South Australia website to learn more about eligibility criteria and to apply.

Phone the SA Department for Innovation and Skills on 1300 142 820
Email DIS.SmallBusiness@sa.gov.au

Recovery grants for primary producers

A grant of $75,000 is available for eligible primary producers affected by the bushfires.

The grant is designed to assist with the immediate costs of beginning to rebuild and recover and is provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth–State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Visit the PIRSA website for eligibility criteria and to apply

Phone the PIRSA Recovery Hotline on 1800 931 314

Disaster Recovery Allowance

The Disaster Recovery Allowance is a short-term payment to help you if a declared disaster directly affects your income. It is payable for a maximum of 13 weeks from the date you lose your income.

The Department of Human Services website has more information on the Disaster Recovery Allowance, including eligibility criteria.

Disaster Recovery Payment

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment is a one-off payment to help you if a declared disaster significantly affects you.

If you’re eligible you will get $1,000 per adult and $400 for each child under 16 years of age.

The Department of Human Services website has more information on the Disaster Recovery Payment, including eligibility criteria.
Phone 180 22 66

Red Cross Emergency Grants

If your primary place of residence (your home) has been destroyed in a bushfire, you can apply for a Red Cross Emergency Grant.

Grants will be open until 30 April 2020.

Please see the Red Cross website for more information and steps on how to apply.

Tax implications

For income tax implications related to receiving grants, contact the Australian Taxation Office.

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