New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

Queensland floods - January 2013 (Australian Government ex-gratia assistance for New Zealanders)

The Australian government's Department of Human Services has made available an ex-gratia payment  to assist New Zealand 'non-protected' special category visa holders (sub-class 444) who have been adversely affected by the Queensland floods that began on 21 January 2013.

You have until 29 July 2013 to lodge a claim for the following Local Government Areas:

  • Gladstone
  • Gympie
  • Fraser Coast

Further information on eligibility, how to claim and the amount of money available to each succesful claimant can be found on the Australian Department of Human Services's website at the following link:


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