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Are you Eligible for the Federal Government's COVID-19 Disaster Payment?

Hi, we hope that you are travelling well during Melbourne's lockdown 4.0.


We’d like to advise you about the Federal Government Covid-19 Disaster Payment (for week two of lockdown 4.0 onwards):

  • $325 if you’ve lost less than 20 hours of work

  • $500 if you’ve lost 20 hours or more of work

You can claim this payment using your Centrelink online account through myGov from Tuesday 8 June 2021.



You must meet all of the following:

  • be an Australian resident, permanent resident or eligible working visa holder

  • live or work in a Commonwealth declared hotspot

  • be unable to work and earn income as a result of a state lockdown

  • be where the lockdown is for more than 7 days

  • have liquid assets of $10,000 or less.

This payment is taxable.


You can’t get this payment for the first 7 days of lockdown (May 28 - June 3, 2021).


You can’t get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment if you’re getting any of these:

  • income support payments

  • Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

  • state small business payment.

You need to have used up other pandemic state based entitlements and all paid leave entitlements except annual leave.


Further information HERE.


Best regards,

The Team at 1Tax

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