5.1.6.20 AGDRP - current rates

Current rates

The rate for AGDRP is determined by the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (the Minister).

The current adult rate of AGDRP is $1,000. Where the Minister has not made a determination in relation to a particular financial year, the adult rate of AGDRP will be the rate most recently determined by the Minister. Please consult the relevant operational instructions for each AGDRP activation to confirm the current rate of payment.

The current child rate of AGDRP is $400. Where the Minister has not made a determination in relation to a particular financial year, the child rate of AGDRP will be the rate most recently determined by the Minister. Please consult the relevant operational instructions for each AGDRP activation to confirm the current rate of payment.

Timing of payments

Payment will usually be made as a lump sum. There is a provision that enables the Secretary of DHS to determine that, if it is appropriate to do so, the person's payment can be paid in instalments. Specific circumstances of each disaster will determine the actual timing and method of payment.

Explanation: The circumstances of an event will determine whether AGDRP claims are likely to be paid in instalments.

Act reference: SSAct section 1061N Amount of payment for disasters outside Australia, section 1061P Determinations of rates

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - description, 3.7.3 AGDRP - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019