Disaster Assistance – QLD floods

The Department Emploment Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) Business website includes details of assistance available to individuals, families and businesses and can be accessed at the
following link:  Business Website – Flood Assistance
<http://www.business.qld.gov.au/risk-management/flood-assistance.html>

DEEDI Mobile offices and workshops
Mobile offices are being sent to flood affected communities and offer a
range of services including:
* emergency response and flood recovery help;
* QRAA flood grant information for small business owners;
* information about Centrelink payments including the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment;
* information about Department of Communities grants including personal hardship assistance, an essential household contents grant, structural assistance grant and other financial assistance;
* information about the support offered by agencies such as Lifeline; and
* easy access to a range of government services.

Following are details of the locations being visited by mobile offices this week:

Tuesday 18 January
* 9.30am – 5pm: Town Hall, Main Street, Gayndah
* 10am – 4pm: Civic Centre, North Street, Gatton
Wednesday 19 January
* 9.30am – 5pm: Outside Council Chambers, Mundubbera
* 10am – 4pm: Out the front of IGA, Withcott
* 10.30am – 1.30pm: Town Hall, Warwick
Thursday 20 January
* 9.30am – 12.30pm: Near the Tiaro Information Centre, Tiaro
* 2pm – 5pm: Council Service Centre, 45 Churchill Street, Childers
Friday 21 January
* 9.30am – 12.30pm: Council Service Centre, 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

The Australian Government Disaster Assist website has been set up to give individuals and families better access to information about recovery assistance following a disaster. This website will have up to date public information messages, relevant free call numbers, information on Australian Government Assistance Packages offered and links to other relevant websites and information. For further assistance visit http://www.disasterassist.gov.au

Parts of Brisbane, Central Queensland, the Outback, Southern Downs and Granite Belt, Toowoomba and Darling Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett and the Lockyer Valley have been affected by flooding – road access to some parts of these areas may be restricted. Most areas are underway with the clean-up effort and many roads are now partially or fully open. For information on latest conditions visit www.qld.gov.au/floods or http://131940.qld.gov.au for the latest road updates.

Or visit the Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/ to check weather forecasts.

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