Your application for assistance has been successfully submitted to the Department of Communities. A large number of applications have been received. Additional staff are working to process applications and distribute payments as soon as possible. Priority is being placed on the worst affected areas.

We would appreciate your cooperation in not submitting multiple applications as this will contribute to further delays. If your application is incomplete or requires clarification, a staff member will contact you. 

Further information about welfare support is available on the Fires and Emergencies page.