There are two types of reimbursement grants available for a homeowner whose insured residential property sustained damage from Cyclone Seroja. An eligible applicant can apply for one or both types of reimbursement grants to the maximum of $20,000.
The Recovery Grant reimburses insured homeowners who incurred costs because their insurance policy did not cover the total cost of clean-up or repair works.
Evidence is required when applying for a Recovery Grant and includes, but is not limited to:
- Documentation from insurer indicating the financial gap between the costs covered by insurance and the costs incurred by the property owner to clean up or repair damage caused by the cyclone.
- Building works have been or will be undertaken by a registered builder or registered business.
- Evidence showing sheds, patios and carports are covered in the insurance policy if any building works have been or will be undertaken on these structures.
The Resilience Grant reimburses homeowners for building works not covered by their insurance policy that improve the resilience of their residential property against future cyclones.
Evidence of the following building works is required when applying for a Resilience Grant:
- Installation of roof structure tie-down upgrades undertaken by a registered builder.
- Replacement of garage doors and frames with wind rated garage doors undertaken by a registered business.
- Installation of window protections including cyclone shutters or debris screens undertaken by a registered business.
- Replacement of external hollow core doors with solid external grade doors undertaken by a registered business.