Disaster Support

Create NSW is working quickly to look at ways we can provide support for the arts, screen and cultural sector impacted by the extreme weather events and flooding in NSW.

We understand the importance and urgency of the situation, and appreciate your immediate focus is your safety and rescue efforts for your organisation and local community.

On this page, you will find links to resources from the NSW Government and the Australian Government. You will also find links to other helpful websites and material from a range of other sites, including those concerning mental health.

Federal Government

NSW Government

  • NSW Floods – Information and support services For individuals, families and businesses seeking financial assistance, support or information in relation to NSW floods.
  • Disaster Relief Grant: If your home has been damaged in the current floods, you’re uninsured and a low-income earner, you may be eligible for a Disaster Relief Grant. It’s important to note that this grant is intended to help you make your home safe and habitable after a disaster, not to compensate for losses. More information.
  • February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant: This grant is currently only available in council areas that were disaster-declared as of 3 March 2022. You can register for updates for council areas that have been disaster-declared since then. This grant provides up to $50,000 to help small businesses and not-for-profits affected by the current floods cover the costs of clean-up and resuming operations. More information.
  • Disaster Relief loan for not-for-profit organisations: Eligible not-for-profit organisations can apply for a loan of up to $25,000 to cover the restoration of essential facilities, equipment or other assets damaged or destroyed in the current floods. These funds may also be directed towards temporary storage or leasing of alternate premises. More information.
  • Disaster relief for sport and recreation clubs (NSW Government): If your sporting club has seen its facilities or equipment damaged or destroyed in the current floods, and the club doesn’t have the resources or insurance to cover the cost of clean-up, restoration or replacement, it may be eligible for a grant of up to $2,000 and/or a loan of up to $10,000. More information.

Other resources

Mental health resources

  • Lifeline or 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue or 1300 22 4636
  • Support Act or 1800 052 690. Support Act is a charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers that impacts their ability to work including mental health resources through their wellbeing helpline.
  • Free mental health webinars for Australian entertainment industry workers from Entertainment Assist.