Red Cross Assistance Update - 19 May 2020

19 May 2020


Type of assistance
Who is eligible
How to access it
Bereavement Grant
$20,000

Identified senior next-of-kin of people who have died in the fires
We are in direct contact with senior next-of-kin. For more information, call 1800 733 276.
Emergency Grant
Up to $20,000 is available per household

People whose primary place of residence has been destroyed or rendered permanently uninhabitable (i.e. has been or must be demolished) by bushfires since July 2019.
Apply at redcross.org.au/grants (you will need proof of ID, address and bank details) If your documents have been damaged or lost in the fires and cannot be replaced, please phone 1800 RED CROSS (1800 733 276).
Primary Residence Repair Grant
$5,000 per household

Home owners whose primary place of residence has not been destroyed but needs structural repairs (i.e. walls, ceilings, windows) or repairs to private water, septic or power infrastructure to make it safe to return home.
Apply at redcross.org.au/grants (you will need proof of ID, address and bank details) If your documents have been damaged or lost in the fires and cannot be replaced, please phone 1800 RED CROSS (1800 733 276). Eligibility for this grant has been extended to include repairs to critical private water or power infrastructure (i.e. water tanks, generators) or septic systems.
Injury Grant
$7,500 per person

People who were hospitalised for two or more days as the direct result of physical injuries or mental health issues caused by the fires and are experiencing financial hardship as a result. Hospital admission needs to have occurred within two weeks of the bushfire starting.
Apply at redcross.org.au/grants (you will need proof of ID, bank details, evidence of hospital admission and discharge) If your documents have been damaged or lost in the fires and cannot be replaced, please phone 1800 RED CROSS (1800 733 276).
Re-establishment Grant
$30,000 per household for home owner occupiers
$10,000 per household for people who were renting a home or whose primary place of residence was a caravan or mobile home (Formerly known as the Rebuild Grant)

People whose primary place of residence has been destroyed or rendered permanently uninhabitable (i.e. has been or must be demolished) by bushfires since July 2019. This grant helps people to find somewhere safe to live in the medium to long term. It could help with rebuilding, renting, finding interim or retirement housing, or purchasing a caravan or mobile home.
Apply at redcross.org.au/grants (New applicants will need proof of ID, bank details, address, evidence of being the owner occupier)
If you’ve already received a Red Cross grant, we won’t ask you to provide information that you’ve already given us. When completing the application form you only need to let us know if you have changed your bank account since you last received a Red Cross grant).
If you have already received the Rebuild Grant ($20k), we will contact you to let you know that an extra $10k is available to you.












Please note: Applications for the above grants will remain open until 31 August 2020.

For more information please visit the full Factsheet published in the Document Library on this we page.

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