Relief and Financial Assistance

Grants, relief packages and support are available to help people and businesses affected by the flooding.

Free legal help

Free legal appointments with the Riverland Community Justice Centre and Southern Community Justice Centre are available in the Riverland, Murray Bridge and Southern Adelaide.

People affected by flooding can get help with a range of legal issues including insurance, tenancies, employment, civil disputes, debt and hardship, family law, Centrelink disputes and criminal matters.

Call 1300 850 650 to make an appointment or visit Community Justice Services SA for more information.

Recovery Information

Help and information during the River Murray flood event.

Grants

  • Small business industry support grants of $10,000 for eligible small businesses, farm enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to continue trading during the floods.
    • If you submitted an application before midnight 31 December 2023, your application will continue to be assessed.
    • Subsequent claims consistent with Small Business Flood Recovery Guidelines can be submitted against your current application until midnight, Monday 13 May 2024.
  • Small business industry recovery grants of up to $50,000 for eligible small businesses to assist with reinstatement and clean-up of the small business and repair flood-damaged assets, including damage to or destruction of equipment, flooring and walls in business premises.
    • If you submitted an application before midnight 31 December 2023, your application will continue to be assessed.
  • River Murray Primary Producer Recovery Grants of up to $75,000 to assist affected agribusinesses with essential recovery and reinstatement activities.  New applications close 30 June 2024 – all existing approved applicants at this time will be able to make tier 2 claims within their existing 6 month timeframe or approved extension period.
  • River Murray Floods Primary Producer Irrigation Infrastructure Grants of up to $25,000 to assist South Australian River Murray primary producers accessing River Murray water for primary production to meet costs associated with flood impacts to irrigation infrastructure and electricity supply.  Applications close 30 June 2024.

Free legal help

Free legal appointments with the Riverland Community Justice Centre and Southern Community Justice Centre are available in the Riverland, Murray Bridge and Southern Adelaide.

Businesses can get help with a range of legal issues for businesses affected by flooding, including insurance, tenancies, employment, civil disputes, debt and hardship, family law, Centrelink disputes and criminal matters.

Call 1300 850 650 to book an appointment or visit Community Justice Services SA for more information.

Family and business mentors

South Australia’s Family and Business (FaB) Mentor program is available to River Murray producers and their families impacted by the flood.

Mentors have experience discussing and addressing difficult issues arising from adverse events. They can also help producers with grant applications.

Other support

Tax relief is available for residents and businesses whose properties and cars have been destroyed or substantially damaged by floodwaters. More information is available on the Revenue SA website.

Services Australia may be able to provide natural disaster support for people directly affected by a declared natural disaster.

You may be able to get both Australian Government and state or territory natural disaster support.

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