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Premier's Grants Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja - Residential Relief

Submissions closed at midnight 30 June 2021 (AWST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online. If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Grants Team at  Premiers.Grants@dfes.wa.gov.au

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Welcome to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

Payment purpose

The State Government is providing a one-off payment of $4,000 per household to residents who had their primary place of residence damaged or destroyed. The payment is to assist with expenses such as securing temporary accommodation, purchasing food and securing emergency transport.

Eligibility criteria

  • Your primary residence was destroyed or damaged to a minimum value of $4000 by Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja.
  • Your primary residence is located in the proclaimed disaster area.
  • You can provide evidence the destroyed or damaged home was your permanent address where you lived as an owner or tenant up to 11 April 2021
  • You have an account with an Australian Authorised Deposit Taking Institution (a commercial bank/credit union)

Proclaimed disaster areas

  • Shire of Carnamah
  • Shire of Carnarvon
  • Shire of Chapman Valley
  • Shire of Coorow
  • Shire of Dalwallinu
  • Shire of Dandaragan
  • City of Greater Geraldton
  • Shire of Irwin
  • Shire of Koorda
  • Shire of Mingenew
  • Shire of Morawa
  • Shire of Mount Marshall
  • Shire of Northampton
  • Shire of Perenjori
  • Shire of Shark Bay
  • Shire of Three Springs

Evidence required

During the application process you are required to provide evidence that the property destroyed or damaged was your primary residence (owner or tenant) up to 11 April 2021.

Evidence required include:

  • Current WA Driver’s Licence or WA Photo Card
  • Recent Bank Statement showing name and address
  • Rental agreement
  • Local Government rates notice
  • Passport/Citizenship or Birth Certificate
  • Two separate household bills (e.g. Synergy, Water Corporation, Alinta etc.)

For full details of the grant please read the Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja Residential Relief Payment Guidelines

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, payments or questions in the form, please contact the Department of Fire and Emergency Services by email Premiers.Grants@dfes.wa.gov.au. If you have already commenced your application please quote your submission number.

NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

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