Allowable time period

Under the NDFA, all eligible expenditure must occur within a period of less than two years after the end of the financial year in which the natural disaster occurred.

The deadline for councils and catchment management authorities to provide any claims for financial assistance for all eligible costs associated with natural disaster events can be found in the table below. Any costs associated with repairs undertaken after this deadline will be deemed ineligible for reimbursement.

Claims will be accepted after 30 June of that financial year, but only where they relate to expenditure for work completed prior to this date.  All work will be required to be assessed by VicRoads prior to reimbursement, as per normal procedures under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

It is requested that all claims be lodged by 31 July to enable the Victorian State Government to comply with Commonwealth Government timelines for acquittal and audit requirements. 

Natural disaster event Australian Government reference number Allowable time period deadline Local government areas affected by this event
Victoria – South Eastern Floods (27 August 2015) 674 30 June 2018

Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland,

Wellington, Yarra Ranges

Victoria – Bushfires (3 October 2015) 676 30 June 2018 Macedon Ranges, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Surf Coast
Victoria Storms (26 November 2015) 683 30 June 2018 Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Pyrenees and Yarra Ranges
Victorian Bushfires (19-20, 25 December 2015) 689 30 June 2018 Ballarat, Bass Coast, Colac-Otway, East Gippsland, Indigo, Moorabool, Murrindindi, Surf Coast, Whittlesea and Yarra Ranges
Victoria – Eastern Victorian Storms and Floods (commencing 8-9 December 2015) 690 30 June 2018 Alpine, Wangaratta, Wellington
Victoria – Mornington Peninsula Bushfire (18 January 2016) 695 30 June 2018 Mornington Peninsula
Victoria Geelong Storm Event (27 January 2016) 697 30 June 2018 Geelong, Pyrenees, Surf Coast
Victorian Bushfires (23 February 2016) 701 30 June 2018 Ballarat, Mornington Peninsula
Central and Eastern Victoria Storms (April 2016) 712 30 June 2018 Baw Baw, Macedon Ranges, South Gippsland, Yarra Ranges
Eastern Victoria Storms (May 2016) 713 30 June 2018 Casey, Knox, South Gippsland, Yarra Ranges
Gippsland Floods (July 2016) 721 30 June 2019 

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

Catchment Management Authorities:  East Gippsland, West Gippsland CMA

Eastern Victoria Storms (12 to 13 July 2016) 724 30 June 2019 Bass Coast, East Gippsland, Frankston, South Gippsland, Yarra Ranges
Victorian Storms and Floods (September/October 2016) 728 30 June 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, Moonee Valley, 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 

Catchment Management Authorities: 

Corangamite, Glenelg Hopkins, North Central, North East

Victorian Storms - Mildura (11 November 2016) 733 30 June 2019 Mildura

Victorian Storms and Floods 

(29 December 2016) 

736 30 June 2019 Alpine, Banyule, Bayside, Cardinia, Darebin, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Latrobe, Macedon Ranges, Manningham, Maroondah, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Strathbogie, Wangaratta, and Yarra Ranges
 Victoria Storms and Floods (21 March 2017) 757 30 June 2019 Geelong, Southern Grampians, Yarra Ranges, Yarriambiack
Central Victoria Storms and Floods (8 April 2017) 760 30 June 2019 Ballarat, Geelong, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Surf Coast
Central Victoria Floods and Storms (24 April 2017) 765 30 June 2019 Geelong, Pyrenees, Surf Coast
West Victoria Floods and Storms (16 August 2017) 774 30 June 2020 West Wimmera
Pyrenees Storms (26 November 2017)  777 30 June 2020 Pyrenees 
Victorian Floods and Storms (1 December 2017) 775 30 June 2020 Alpine, Greater Shepparton, Knox, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moonee Valley, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, Yarra Ranges
Victorian Storms (19 December 2017) 783 30 June 2020 Benalla, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mitchell, Mount Alexander, Shepparton, City of Yarra
South West Victoria Bushfires (17 March 2018) 797 30 June 2020 Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Moyne, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool
Central Victorian Storms (19 February 2018) 812 30 June 2020 Baw Baw, Yarra Ranges


Reviewed 09/08/2018
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