Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Supporting individuals and households

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COVID-19 Disaster Payment

On 28 July, the Government announced it is increasing the COVID-19 Disaster Payment for those affected by Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspots.

States and territories are providing financial assistance to those outside declared hotspots who are affected by public health lockdowns and restrictions.

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Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a payment of $1,500 to provide financial support to individuals who cannot work and earn income because they are directed by a state or territory health official to self-isolate or quarantine as a result of COVID-19. 

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Easing pressure on retirees

The Government has temporary reduced minimum superannuation drawdown requirements and reduced social security deeming rates.

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