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Table 2 Post-disaster impacted household funding, 2009 Black Saturday bushfires (Victoria)

From: An Unmitigated Disaster: Shifting from Response and Recovery to Mitigation for an Insurable Future

Payments Funding source Payment type Payment
Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment AU$65.4 millionc – Federal Government   AU$1000 per adult;
AU$400a per child
Victorian Bushfire Fund Appeal (AU$402 million incl. interestb) AU$4 milliona – equal state and federal contributions;
AU$375 milliona,b – donations
Household repairs (short term) AU$3000 per householdd
Rehousing and recovery (destroyed homes) AU$35,000 per household; + AU$15,000 contents; (+AU$50,000 needs based)d
Rehousing and recovery (damaged homes) AU$15,000 per household (+AU$20,000 needs based)d
Rehousing and recovery (tenants) AU$15,000 per household (+$20,000 needs based)d
Winter needs (destroyed or damaged homes) AU$2000 per householdd
Support for boarders to rehouse AU$5000 for < 2 people; AU$7500 for 3 + peopled
Transitional support Homeowners: AU$10,000 singles/couples; AU$15,000 family of 3 + ; Renters: AU$5,000 1–2 residents; AU$7500 3 + residentsd
Victorian and Commonwealth Payments (NDRRA) AU$5 millionc Reestablishment (Structures) Grants for structural property damage 640 successful applications
AU$7.2 millionc Reestablishment (Contents) Grants for damage to contents 1181 successful applications
AU$4.5 millionc Temporary Living Expenses Grants to cover essential items 1,081successful applications
AU$6.3 millionc Personal Hardship Grants 8311 successful applications
  1. Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)
  2. aVictorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority (2009); b Victorian State Government (2016); c Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority (2010); d Victorian State Government (2010)