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

Relief and Recovery Assistance Category

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

When eligible expenses can be incurred

Lodgement of claim

Final deadline to submit final claim for reimbursment - Up to 2 months after the nominated end of financial year (detailed below)

Registered Councils impacted

Flood and Storm, 13 December 2018

830

Emergency assistance for individuals/Relief and Recovery Centres

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

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

30/06/2019

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

 

 

Emergency assistance for individuals/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 not exceed $500,000 with the final claim submitted within 8 weeks after the works/services being completed.

30/06/2019

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

 

 

Emergency assistance for individuals/Personal and Financial Counselling

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

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

30/06/2019

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

 

 

Emergency assistance for individuals/Community Recovery Officer

-

From event date up to 31/3/19*

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

30/06/2019

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

 

 

B

Emergency works and immediate reconstruction works

-

From event date up to 31/3/19

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

30/6/2019

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

30/6/2019

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

30/6/2019 (if formal certified estimate/market price is received early)
30/6/2020
30/6/2021

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

 

 

C

Community recovery packages

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

D

Exceptional Circumstances

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 17/01/2019
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