$550 per fortnight additional payment for recipients of JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance Jobseeker, Parenting Payment, Farm Household Allowance and Special Benefit. Read more.
Two separate $750 payments to social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders. The first payment will be made from 31 March 2020 and the second payment will be made from 13 July 2020. Read more.
Individuals affected by the Coronavirus can have access to up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21. Read more.
Temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products by 50 per cent for 2019-20 and 2020-21. Read more.
Social security upper deeming rates are now 2.25 per cent and the lower deeming rate will be 0.25 per cent. Read more.
$1 million to increase the provision of no interest loans to support low-income families obtain affordable finance for goods and services. Read more.
$200 payment to foster and kinship carers for each child or young person in their care. Read more.
$260,000 for a Child and Young Person in Care Fund to ensure children and young people have internet access and mobile technology for communication and home learning. Read more.
Flexible Support Packages of up to $3,000 will be available to people experiencing family violence to purchase basic items like food, clothing, and some bills (utilities, phone), medical or pharmaceutical costs not covered by Medicare or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, relocation costs, furnishings and whitegoods to support stability and safety at home. Read more.
The Government will not increase the rent for social housing tenants over the next six months, and will not count Federal Government COVID-19 emergency payments as income for the purposes of calculating rent contributions. Read more.
Freeze on the Community Fire Levy, which is part of rates collections, from the next financial year, waive or refund school levies for this year, for those who have already paid their schools levies, the Government will arrange for these to be refunded, and cap electricity prices and freeze water bills for next financial year. Read more.
established a $5 million fund to assist customers with bill relief, waiving fees or charges, freezing debt, payment plans, in addition to a range of other support measures . Will not be disconnecting any residential or small business customers, without their agreement during this crisis. Read more.
If a social housing household experiences a decrease in their household income, their rent will be decreased based on the Centrelink rates before the COVID-19 payments were established. Read more.
People in financial distress can apply for rates relief (Rates Department 6238 2787 or email@example.com).