Personal hardship assistance extended to more flood affected communities across Brisbane

Personal hardship assistance has been extended to more flood-affected individuals and families in the Brisbane, Logan and Noosa local government areas as the South East Queensland flood emergency continues.

Ross Vasta MP the Federal Member for Bonner welcomed the inclusion of the Personal Hardship Grants now available through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

“DRFA personal hardship assistance was in addition to a range of assistance already available in response to the floods,” said Mr Vasta.

Grants of up to $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more to eligible people in flood affected areas of Brisbane, Logan and Noosa to alleviate personal hardship and distress.

“The full impacts yet to be completely understood, however, we know thousands of residents in these areas have been affected.

“The Australian and Queensland Governments will continue to work together to identify what additional assistance is required as we start the road to recovery from this major event,”

DRFA personal hardship assistance was now available in eight local government areas in South East Queensland.

The Commonwealth Government is committed to providing all the support we can and now flood-impacted residents in Brisbane, Logan and Noosa can access this assistance, which was already available in Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay and Somerset.

The City of Gold Coast and Logan City Council have also been activated for DRFA assistance for the repair and reconstruction of damaged essential public infrastructure.

For information on Personal Hardship Assistance and Essential Services Hardship Assistance, contact the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 or visit

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s website at