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Disaster Recovery Payments
If you or your patients have been directly impacted by the storms and current floods, then the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) could be of assistance. The AGDRP provides one-off financial assistance to people in eligible LGAs (all LGAs in our region are eligible) at the rate of $1000 per adult and $400 per child. Claims for this payment can be lodged with Services Australia for a period up to 6 months.
Community Trauma Toolkit for Adults and Children
The Emerging Minds Community Trauma Toolkit provides important information, education and mental health resources to assist GPs when having conversations with patients about the impacts of disasters.
Flood Response Communications to GPs