Moira Shire Council has set up a Flood Recovery Hub at the Nathalia Community House, 17 Harcourt Street Nathalia.
You can drop into the Hub on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9.30am – 12.00noon and 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
The hub will provide information and support to community members impacted by the recent flood event.
Assistance is available from a range of service providers and will have representatives from State and Commonwealth Government agencies who can provide support with accessing financial assistance. These may vary each day but generally include the following:
- Rural & Small Business Financial Counselling / Agbiz Assist
- Services Australia
- Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH)
- Insurance Council
Assistance is also available by contacting service providers direct via telephone or online, please see services available below:
Vic Emergency – Relief & Recovery | Victorian Flood Recovery Hotline 1800 560 760
Help is available to navigate available support, clean up, temporary accommodation and mental health support.
Animal Health Hotline
Agriculture Victoria – Animal Health Hotline: 1800 226 226
Farmers who have been impacted by floods and require assistance or have urgent animal welfare needs
Financial Support for flood affected farmers
A support package is available for flood-affected farmers:
Primary Producer Clean-Up Relief Grants: $10,000 grants to cover the cost of the clean-up and get businesses up and running again
Primary Producer Concessional Loans: Up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged equipment and infrastructure, or to cover the short-term business expenses.
Primary Producer Transport Subsidies: Up to $15,000 to support the transport of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and the movement of livestock.
Small Biz Victoria Hotline - 13 22 15
A one-off $5,000.00 grant to cover immediate expenses. Additional support will be available through business relief services.
Assistance for Mental Wellbeing
24 Hour Crisis Support
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Translation / Interpretation Services – Phone: 13 14 50
Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA)
Federal Government Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short-term income payment for business owners (if receiving a wage from your business) and their staff whose income has been affected by the Victorian October 2022 Floods. The maximum duration of this payment is 13 weeks.
Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP)
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is a lump sum payment
to help people seriously affected by the Victorian Floods in October 2022.
Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment
Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment – The personal hardship assistance program Emergency relief assistance payments are available after a natural disaster-related emergency, to assist individuals and communities that are experiencing, or are likely to experience, hardship in meeting their relief needs as a result of an emergency.
Emergency re-establishment assistance
Emergency re-establishment assistance – The Personal Hardship Assistance Program assists people
experiencing financial hardship in meeting their relief needs.
The program includes emergency relief payments and re-establishment payments.