1.1.M.20 Major disaster (AGDRP)

Definition

For the purposes of AGDRP, the term major disaster will be determined by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management if the event has such a significant impact on individuals that an Australian Government response is required. When arriving at such a decision the following factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the number of individuals affected, and
  • the extent to which the nature or extent of the disaster is unusual.

Act reference: SSAct section 36 Major disaster

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.7.3 AGDRP - qualification & payability

Last reviewed: 8 February 2021