Getting help after a natural disaster

If you’ve been affected by a natural disaster, there’s support and services to help you.

Find help in your area

There are resources to help you find services such as housing, food, medical help and help with everyday things. These links will take you away from myGov.

  • Recovery Connect

    Search for services and support by disaster and assistance type on the Recovery Connect website.
  • Ask Izzy

    Search over 400,000 support services on the Ask Izzy website.
  • Register. Find. Reunite

    Register that you’re safe with the Australian Red Cross to help your loved ones find you.
  • Disaster Relief

    Support and resources to help your business recover.

Financial help

You may be able to get financial help from the government if you’ve been affected by a natural disaster. Some of these links will take you away from myGov.

Find more information on setting up a budget, reducing your debt and tips on how to manage your money.

If you’re not eligible for government support

You can apply for emergency relief support on the Australian Red Cross website.

No Interest Loans

You may be able to get a No Interest Loan (NIL) from Good Shepherd to help you with costs.

NILs let you borrow money for essential goods and services. You can also get a No Interest Loan if you’ve been affected by a natural disaster. You pay no interest and you only repay what you borrow.

Find out more about No Interest Loans on the Good Shepherd website.

Mental health support

There are services that can help if you need support for your mental health. Some of these links will take you away from myGov.


Page last updated: 12 February 2024