Individual support

Pandemic financial support by state and territory, as at February 10 2022.

Commonwealth
  • Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
    Up to $1,500 for two weeks if you cannot earn an income because you must isolate, quarantine or care for someone with COVID-19.
    More information: Services Australia
ACT
  • COVID-19 Hardship Payment
    $270 single payment if you miss work because you, or someone you care for, is isolating in compliance with public health orders and cannot get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
NSW
  • COVID-19 Test and Isolate support payment
    $320 single payment if you need to self-isolate and cannot work while waiting for a COVID-19 PCR test result and cannot get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
    More information: Service NSW
NT
Queensland
South Australia
  • South Australian COVID-19 Cluster Isolation Payment
    $300 single payment if you are required to self-isolate (according to SA Health guidelines) and miss work while awaiting a COVID-19 PCR test result, and cannot access the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
    More information: SA Government
Tasmania
  • Tasmanian Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grant
    $750 single payment if you lose earnings due to having to isolate or required to care for a dependant who is a confirmed case or close contact, and cannot get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
  • PCR test payment
    $250 single payment to help cover lost income or earnings while isolating and waiting for a PCR test result, and do not qualify for other support.
  • Vaccination payment
    $250 single payment if you lose income due to getting a COVID-19 vaccination and do not qualify for other support.
  • Returning quarantine payment
    $750 payment for each period of up to seven days of quarantine if directed to quarantine for five to 14 days after returning to Tasmania.
    More information: Tasmanian Government
Victoria
  • Victorian COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment
    $450 single payment if required to self-isolate while you wait for the results of a COVID-19 PCR test, or have to care for a dependant isolating, and cannot get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
    More information: Victorian Government
Western Australia
  • WA COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment
    $320 single payment if you hare directed to isolate while awaiting a COVID-19 test result, are unable to work from home, do not have access to paid leave or other income, and cannot get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.
    More information: WA Government