Time is running out for people in the Byron Shire affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017 to lodge a claim for emergency assistance payments from the Australian Government. Continue reading Limited time left to claim Cyclone Debbie payments
Natural disasters have a devastating impact on communities. The Department of Human Services is actively involved in the disaster recovery process, with many staff pitching in to provide support to customers.
Continue reading One year on—Staff aid in WA bushfire recovery
People affected by storms and flooding on the East Coast of Tasmania in June 2016 have until the 27 December 2016 to lodge a claim for the Disaster Recovery Allowance.
People affected by the storms and floods on the East Coast of New South Wales in June 2016 have until 27 December 2016 to lodge claims for assistance.
Without a doubt, Australians know tough weather. From bushfires and tropical cyclones through to recent storms in Adelaide and flooding in Victoria and central New South Wales.
In times of emergency, a small team based in Geelong has provided support to thousands of Australians no matter where they are in the world. From the Victorian Bushfires to the New Zealand Earthquakes, staff at the National Emergency Call Centre, located at the Geelong Smart Centre have been ready with a frontline response to emergencies worldwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Josh Clarke is a Department of Human Services staff member based in Alice Springs who doubles down on his workload by volunteering with the Bushfires Northern Territory (NT) Alice Springs Brigade.
People affected by the November 2015 Pinery bushfire in South Australia’s mid-north have until Saturday 28 May 2016 to lodge a claim for emergency assistance payments from the Australian Government. Continue reading Limited time left to claim Pinery bushfire payments
Social workers play a vital role in the Department of Human Services’ response during an emergency.
This year marks 5 years since the Queensland floods of 2010–11, which brought devastation to almost the entire state and the tragic loss of more than 30 lives. Continue reading Robert remembers being on the front line after devastating flood