Flood hardship support is a Victorian Government funded financial payment for temporary visa holders (or people who have an uncertain visa status) who are experiencing financial hardship and whose work has been impacted by recent floods in Victoria.
This support is for people who do not have access to Commonwealth income support (including SRSS, Special Benefits and Job Seeker) or the Victorian Government’s Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) as their home has not been impacted by the floods.
Your application will be assessed and if eligible single people can receive up to $580. Families receive more based upon situation and size.
We know you may be in a difficult situation, however this is not income support and we know the payment may not meet all your needs.
Applicants must meet all of the following:
Live in Victoria
Were working or were seeking work in flood affected areas but are unable to commence or continue working due to the impact of the floods on their workplace
Be unable to access Commonwealth Government income support or the Victorian Government’s Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) as their home has not been impacted by the floods
Be seeking asylum, hold a temporary visa or have an uncertain visa status
Have no or very limited income, savings or community support
Red Cross does not share personal or visa information with the government
For your own security, do not upload a credit card statement or a bank statement that contains a credit card number.
Evidence of work
Submitting the above information will help us process your application as quickly as possible. If we need to ask you for missing information, this will delay the process.