August 3, 2021

Wide Bay residents whose hours of work have been impacted by the current coronavirus lockdown in Noosa and other declared Queensland LGAs will be able to claim COVID-19 Disaster Payment, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announced today.

“The Australian Government is committed to standing with everyone who lives or works in Noosa and the other affected hotspots as we make our way through the global pandemic,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Eligible people will receive $750 per week if they have lost 20 or more hours of work, and $450 per week if they have lost between eight and 20 hours, or a full day of work.

“The payment will be available to eligible people who live or work in the hotspot areas in Queensland including Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, or those who have visited a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot.

“Eligible recipients will be back-paid to the start of the lockdown.”

People who currently receive an income support payment can also claim to receive a payment of $200 if they have lost more than 8 hours of work and meet the other eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 Disaster Payment. This payment is additional to their regular income support payment.

The fastest and easiest way to claim is through a myGov account.

More information about financial support available to Queenslanders and how to claim will be available on the Services Australia website at: 


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