The recent floods have disrupted lives physically, psychologically and created intense emotional distress for many individuals, families and whole communities. If you have been affected by the floods in 2022, we want to remind you that help is available if you need it.

If your ability to work in music has been impacted, see below for some resources on disaster payments available.  If you are struggling and want someone to speak to, please call our Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500.

Services Australia – Payments and Allowances – VIC, NSW & TAS
Services Australia – Additional Help – VIC, NSW & TAS
Victoria Emergency Assistance Information – VIC
Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payments – VIC
NSW Emergency Grants – NSW

For managers and employers it is important in times like this to reach out and offer help and support. Check in, reach out and let your people know that you are there to support. You may find yourself impacted directly by these floods which can make it more difficult to support your people.

Support Act’s Wellbeing Helpline partner, Access EAP, has released a post which details ways you can support your staff through Floods and Natural Disasters. Read more on this HERE.

Again, if you need support or someone to speak to on this, please call Support Act’s Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500.

Support Act also offers Crisis Relief services to those in music who are unable to work due to ill health, injury, a mental health problem or some other crisis. Please visit out Crisis Relief Grants page to see if you’re eligible.