COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Southern Tasmania Lockdown
The Australian Government has activated the COVID-19 Disaster Payment for eligible workers affected by the Southern Tasmania lockdown.
Tasmanian workers who are eligible will receive $750 if they have lost 20 or more hours of work, and $450 if they have lost between 8 and less than 20 hours of work.
The payment is available to eligible people who live or work in the affected Local Government Areas of Brighton, Central Highlands, Clarence City, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart City, Huon Valley, Sorell, Southern Midlands, Tasman, and Kingborough.
See the Coronavirus website for more information
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
The Australian Government has extended Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment arrangements to include Tasmania.
Tasmanian workers may be eligible for a $1,500 lump sum payment if they cannot earn an income because they are required to self-isolate or quarantine.
See the website for more information.
Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grants
Grants are available to support low-income persons, casual workers and self-employed persons who are required to self-isolate due to COVID-19 risk.
Temporary Visa Holders
Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grants are available to temporary visa holders residing in Tasmania who can demonstrate genuine financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There is no requirement for temporary visa holders to be in self-isolation or quarantine to be eligible.
See the coronavirus website for full details
How this service is delivered
Call or visit us online
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More programs from Tasmanian Government
Coronavirus – Financial services and support
If your finances have been impacted by COVID-19 and you are experiencing financial difficulty it is important to get help as early as possible.
Each person’s circumstances are different, and the choices you make today may have long-term implications for your financial future.
Digital Ready for Daily Life
Helping Tasmanians get online - we have a range of digital tools to help you and your family including how to use the Check In Tas App, ABC iView, FaceTime, Zoom, and telehealth.
Current COVID-19 Restrictions
See our website for the latest information on current COVID-19 restrictions.