Applications open for Round Two of Flood Appeal grants

Thursday, 01 September

Lismore City Council’s Flood Appeal Committee has opened the second and final round of Flood Appeal Grants for residents who lost their homes and belongings due to the February natural disaster.

Round Two applications close on 30 September at 4pm.

The Lismore City Council Flood Appeal raised about $1.6 million. Under Round One, $1 million was distributed with each eligible resident receiving a $650 grant.

The remaining funds will be equally split between Round 2 applicants, up to $650. If any funds are remaining they will be equally distributed across eligible residents from both rounds.

The Flood Appeal Committee decided to distribute the grants in two rounds to create a safety net for those who could not make the application deadline for Round One.

Council is currently processing Round One grants and expects to start distributing funds to nominated bank accounts from the week beginning Monday, 5 September.

Those who have already received notification that they will receive a Round One grant are not eligible to apply under Round Two.

There are some changes to submitting a Round 2 application, compared with the Round One.

All Round 2 applications must be submitted online at If you need assistance, please call Council on 6625 0500.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email that their application has been successfully lodged. This is not confirmation that you are eligible for a Flood Appeal grant.

Who is Eligible?
  • Applications are only open to residents of Lismore LGA 
  • Residents who occupied a personal residence in the flood inundation zone and suffered property damage as a result of the February natural disaster
  • Only one application per residence is permitted
  • Residents who did not receive a confirmation email in Round One


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