Tuesday 24 August 2021

The Australian Government has introduced the COVID-19 Disaster Payment for workers who have lost work due to lockdown restrictions. State-based information is available below.

Eligible workers who lose work due to the lockdown can access the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as can sole-traders who do not qualify for state based Government support programs. 

The payment is $450 for people who have lost 8-20 hours work over seven
days or $750 for 20 hours or more of work lost. 

NSW COVID-19 Disaster Payment information >

ACT COVID-19 Disaster Payment information >

QLD COVID-19 Disaster Payment information >

SA COVID-19 Disaster Payment information >

Victoria
The above financial support is available to staff at metropolitan Melbourne abattoirs, meat processing facilities, poultry processing facilities, and seafood processing facilities who have lost work due to the lockdown and changes to workforce limits in high-risk industries. 

VIC COVID-19 Disaster Payment information >

AMIC will continue to keep all members updated on any changes and restrictions, and please call us if you need assistance, we are here to help.