Flood Education Supplement

Help for isolated families affected by the North Queensland Floods, February 2019.

What it is

The Flood Education Supplement is a one-off $1,000 payment. It helps isolated families affected by the flood in North Queensland with education and related costs.

Who can get it

To get the Flood Education Supplement, between 25 January 2019 and 14 February 2019 you must have met 2 conditions. These are that you:

  • were getting any of the qualifying payments
  • had a family home in 1 of 11 flood affected Local Government Areas in North Queensland.

The qualifying payments are any of the following:

If you still need to claim a qualifying payment, you need to do this by 23 April 2019.

The Local Government Areas are:

  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Carpentaria
  • Cloncurry
  • Douglas
  • Flinders
  • Hinchinbrook
  • McKinlay
  • Richmond
  • Townsville
  • Winton.

How much you can get

We’ll pay $1,000 for each eligible student.

How to get it

If you’re getting any of the qualifying payments, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically pay you the Flood Education Supplement by 23 April 2019.

We’ll pay it into the bank account we use for your regular Assistance for Isolated Children or ABSTUDY payments. If we don’t have your bank account details, we’ll contact you.

If you still need to claim the qualifying payments, you need to do this by 23 April 2019. You can either:

Page last updated: 3 April 2019