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Grants and financial assistance

South Australians directly affected by the Yorketown fire can apply for a number of grants or financial assistance.

Personal Hardship Emergency Grants

South Australians directly affected by the Yorketown fire can apply for one-off emergency grants to assist with immediate, temporary relief.

The Personal Hardship Emergency Grants of up to $700 per family (or $280 per individual adult ) can be used at the discretion of each recipient, but are intended to pay for essential items such as food, toiletries, clothing and medication.

People can apply for the grants in person at the Emergency Relief Centre at the Yorketown Town Hall. If approved, grant recipients will receive an ATM card so they can access cash funds.

This assistance is provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Disaster Recovery Allowance and Payment

The Australian Government is offering assistance for those who have experienced a loss of income or have been adversely affected as a direct result of the Yorketown fire.

The fastest way to claim the payment or apply for the allowance is to call 180 22 66. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, and on Saturday or Sunday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

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.

More information, including eligibility criteria is available on the Department of Human Services website.

Disaster Recovery Payment

The 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.

More information, including eligibility criteria is available on the Department of Human Services website.

Drought Community Support Initiative

Primary producers in the Yorke Peninsula local government area may also be eligible for a one-off payment of $3000 from the Australian Government.

This payment is not just for landholders – you could be a farmer, farm worker, or supplier/contractor doing it tough because of the drought.

Apply for the Australian Government Drought Community Support Initiative on the St Vincent de Paul Society website.

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