Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

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

16 September 2020

People living in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Western Australia 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.