Natural disaster events and allowable time limits

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

Under the NDFA, all eligible expenditure must occur within the period of two years from the end of the financial year in which the natural disaster occurs.

Claims for the reimbursement of expenditure for all eligible relief activities completed up to 30 June (i.e. relief and recovery centres, removal of debris on residential property) is required to be submitted in the ACMS by 31 July for assessment by the relevant assessing authority.

Claims for reimbursement of the restoration of essential public assets completed up to 30 June (until the end of the allowable time), is required to be submitted in the ACMS by 31 July for assessment by the relevant assessing authority.

Any relief or recovery 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.

The deadline for local councils and Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) to incur expenditure associated with recent natural disaster events, and submit claims for reimbursement of this expenditure, can be found in the table below.

Natural Disaster Event

Australian Government Reference No.

Deadline to incur relief expenditure for the event

(for councils only)

Deadline to incur recovery expenditure for the event

(for councils and CMAs)

 

Deadline to submit claims for reimbursement for the event

Local government areas (including CMAs) affected by event

Victoria – South Eastern Floods (27 August 2015)

674

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland,

Wellington, Yarra Ranges

Victoria – Bushfires (3 October 2015)

676

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Macedon Ranges, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Surf Coast

Victoria - Storms (26 November 2015)

683

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Pyrenees and Yarra Ranges

Victoria - Bushfires (19-20, 25 December 2015)

689

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Ballarat, Bass Coast, Colac-Otway, East Gippsland, Indigo, Moorabool, Murrindindi, Surf Coast, Whittlesea, Yarra Ranges

 

 

Victoria – Eastern Victorian Storms and Floods (commencing 8-9 December 2015)

690

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Alpine, Wangaratta, Wellington

Victoria – Mornington Peninsula Bushfire (18 January 2016)

695

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Mornington Peninsula

Victoria Geelong Storm Event (27 January 2016)

697

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Geelong, Pyrenees, Surf Coast

Victorian Bushfires (23 February 2016)

701

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Ballarat, Mornington Peninsula

Central and Eastern Victoria Storms (April 2016)

712

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Baw Baw, Macedon Ranges, South Gippsland, Yarra Ranges

Eastern Victoria Storms (May 2016)

713

Not applicable

30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Casey, Knox, South Gippsland, Yarra Ranges

Gippsland Floods (July 2016

721

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Bass Coast, East Gippsland, Latrobe*, South Gippsland, Wellington

 

CMAs:
East Gippsland, West Gippsland

Eastern Victoria Storms (12 to 13 July 2016)

724

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Bass Coast, East Gippsland, Frankston, South Gippsland, Yarra Ranges

Victorian Storms and Floods (September/October 2016)

728

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Alpine, Ararat, Ballarat, Baw Baw, Benalla, Bendigo, Buloke, Campaspe, Cardinia, Casey, Central Goldfields, Colac Otway, Corangamite, Frankston, Gannawarra, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Hobsons Bay, Horsham, Hume, Indigo, Knox, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mansfield, Melton, Mildura, Mitchell, Moira, Moorabool, Mount Alexander, Moyne, Nillumbik, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Shepparton, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, West Wimmera, Whitehorse, Wodonga, Wyndham, Yarra Ranges, Yarriambiack

 

CMAs:  Corangamite, Glenelg Hopkins, North Central, North East

 

 

Victorian Storms - Mildura (11 November 2016)

733

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Mildura

Victorian Storms and Floods (29 December 2016)

736

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Alpine, Banyule, Bayside, Cardinia, Darebin, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Latrobe, Macedon Ranges, Manningham, Maroondah, Port Phillip, Strathbogie, Wangaratta, and Yarra Ranges

Victoria Storms and Floods (21 March 2017)

757

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Geelong, Southern Grampians, Yarra Ranges, Yarriambiack

Central Victoria Storms and Floods (8 April 2017)

760

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Ballarat, Geelong, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Surf Coast

Central Victoria Floods and Storms (24 April 2017)

765

30 June 2018

30 June 2019

31 July 2019

Geelong, Pyrenees, Surf Coast

West Victoria Floods and Storms (16 August 2017)

774

30 June 2018

30 June 2020

31 July 2020

West Wimmera

Pyrenees Storms (26 November 2017)

777

30 June 2018

30 June 2020

31 July 2020

Pyrenees

Victorian Floods and Storms (1 December 2017

775

30 June 2018

30 June 2020

31 July 2020

Alpine, Greater Shepparton, Knox, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moonee Valley, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, Yarra Ranges

Victorian Storms (19 December 2017)

783

30 June 2019

30 June 2020

31 July 2020

Benalla, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mitchell, Mount Alexander, Shepparton, City of Yarra, Wangaratta

Central Victorian Storms (19 February 2018)

812

30 June 2019

30 June 2020

31 July 2020

Baw Baw, Yarra Ranges

South West Victoria Storms and Bushfires (17 March 2018)

797

30 June 2019

30 June 2020

31 July 2020

Baw Baw, Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Mornington, Moyne, Southern Grampians, South Gippsland, Warrnambool

Central Victorian Storms (17 July 2018)

825

30 June 2020

30 June 2021

31 July 2021

Baw Baw, Queenscliffe and South Gippsland

* Denotes the impact to the local CMA and not the LGA in which the CMA is located.

Reviewed 29/10/2018
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