Who is the primary residence repair grant for?
The Primary Residence Repair Grant of $5,000 per household is for home owners whose primary place of residence was structurally damaged by the fires, to make sure their home is safe to return to.
Am I eligible for the primary residence repair grant?
You are eligible for a Primary Residence Repair Grant if you own a home that is your primary place of residence which has been structurally damaged by fire impacting on safe habitation, as a direct result of any bushfire from July 2019.
‘Structurally damaged’ means your residence must be directly impacted by fire damage (not smoke damage) since July 2019, impacting on safe habitation and requiring structural repairs (e.g. walls, ceiling, flooring, windows, roof repair).
This grant does not cover damage to water tanks, removal or making safe of dangerous trees, or the repair of fencing on your property.
This grant is currently available across Australia.
I already received the emergency grant because my home was destroyed. Can I also get the repair grant?
No. If you have already received the emergency grant for a property that has been destroyed or made permanently uninhabitable, you are ineligible for the repair grant.