Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

On 3 August, the Prime Minister announced a pandemic leave disaster payment. 

16 September 2020

People living in Victoria and Tasmania who do not have enough sick leave through their employer and are required to self-isolate due to COVID-19 can access $1500 for the fortnight through Services Australia. The dedicated enquiries line is 180 22 66.

This payment is not available to those who receive a JobSeeker payment or a JobKeeper payment.

More information is available on the Services Australia website.