Natural disaster events and allowable time limits

The following information provides details of recent natural disaster events and allowable time periods to incur expenditure and submit claims for reimbursement through Victoria’s Natural Disaster Financial Assistance (NDFA) scheme.

Any costs incurred after these deadlines will be deemed ineligible for reimbursement. Please note that these timelines allow the Victorian Government to comply with Commonwealth Government timelines for acquittal and audit requirements.

Natural Disaster Event

AGRN

Eligible categories and measures

Deadline to submit formal 'certified' estimate or market price**

When eligible expenses can be incurred

Lodgement of claims

Financial year lodgement date

Registered Councils impacted

Flood and Storm, 13 December 2018

830

Category A Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency assistance for individuals

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

 

 

Relief and Recovery Centres

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

 

 

Counter disaster operations

-

Activities to be undertaken immeditaley prior to, during, and as soon as possible after the event (but before 31/3/19*)

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

 

 

Personal and Financial Counselling

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

 

 

 Community Recovery Officer

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

Flood and Storm, 13 December 2018

830

Category B Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency works and immediate reconstruction works

-

From event date up to 31/3/19

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

 

 

Counter disaster operations for the protection of the general public.

-

Activities to be undertaken immeditaley prior to, during, and as soon as possible after the event (but before 31/3/19*)

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

 

 

Essential public asset reconstruction works


1/03/2020

From date of approval to 30/6/21

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19 (if formal certified estimate/market price is received early)
19-20
20-21

Alpine, Buloke, Indigo, Loddon, Moorabool, Wangaratta, Wodonga

Flood and Storm, 13 December 2018

830

Category C Measures

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Flood and Storm, 13 December 2018

830

Category D Measures

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rosedale Bushfire commencing 4 January 2019

837

Category A - Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e) removal of debris from residential properties to make them safe and habitable

-

From event date up to 30/04/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Wellington

 

 

f) extraordinary counter disaster operations

-

From event date up to 30/04/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should be submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed and not exceed $500,000.

18-19

Wellington

Rosedale Bushfire commencing 4 January 2019

837

Category B - Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) Counter Disaster Operations for the protection of the general public

-

From event date up to 30/04/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Wellington

 

 

b) Emergency Works for essential public assets

-

From event date up to 30/04/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Wellington

 

 

c) Immediate reconstruction works for essential public assets

-

From event date up to 30/04/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Wellington

 

 

d) Essential public asset reconstruction works in which costs are estimated

1/03/2020

From date of approval to 30/6/21

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19 (if formal certified estimate/market price is received early)
19-20
20-21

Wellington

Rosedale Bushfire commencing 4 January 2019

837

Category C - Measures

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rosedale Bushfire commencing 4 January 2019

837

Category D - Measures

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South-East Victoria Bushfire commencing 28 February 2019

846

Category A Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) emergency food, clothing or temporary accommodation

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

b) repair and replacement of essential items of furniture and personal effects

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

c) essential repairs to housing

-

From event date up to 28/02/20*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19,  19-20

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

d) demolition or rebuilding to restore housing to a habitable condition

-

From event date up to 28/02/20*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19, 19-20

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

e) removal of debris from residential properties to make them safe and habitable

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

f) extraordinary counter disaster operations

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

g) personal and financial counselling

-

From event date up to 28/02/20*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19, 19-20

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

South-East Victoria Bushfire commencing 28 February 2019

846

Category B Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) Counter Disaster Operations for the protection of the general public

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

b) Emergency Works for essential public assets

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

c) Immediate reconstruction works for essential public assets

-

From event date up to 30/05/19*

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

 

 

d) Essential public asset reconstruction works in which costs are estimated

1/03/2020

From date of approval to 30/6/21

Regular intervals, individual claims should not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

18-19 (if formal certified estimate/market price is received early)
19-20
20-21

Baw Baw, Cardinia, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

South-East Victoria Bushfire commencing 28 February 2019

837

Category C - Measures

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South-East Victoria Bushfire commencing 28 February 2019

837

Category D - Measures

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

* Councils required to advise DTF if further time is needed.

** Estimates (best estimates) are to be updated in the Automated Claims Management System (ACMS) at a minimum on a quarterly basis, for all outlays.

Reviewed 13/03/2019
Was this page helpful?