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$1,000 Flood Education Supplement

27th March 2019

The Australian Government is providing a $1,000 Flood Education Supplement as part of the North QLD Flood Recovery Package to support isolated families affected by the floods in North Queensland and whose family home is located in:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Winton Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council


This one-off payment will help families who currently receive the Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) Scheme’s Boarding Allowances, Distance Education Allowance or Second Home Allowance, or ABSTUDY Boarding Payments (Group 2 School Fees Allowance).

Further information about this payment is attached.

Cut-off date

Families already receiving AIC or ABSTUDY Group 2 School Fees Allowance for 2019 and who were eligible for these payments during the flood disaster period of 25 January to 14 February 2019, will automatically receive the payment of $1,000 per eligible student.  Where Centrelink does not have a family’s bank details Centrelink will contact the family within 28 days.

Families who have not yet submitted their 2019 AIC / ABSTUDY application, but who think they were eligible for AIC or ABSTUDY Group 2 School Fees Allowance during the flood disaster period, have until 23 April 2019 to lodge their AIC / ABSTUDY applications, if they want to receive the Flood Education Supplement.

Applications for AIC / ABSTUDY made after 23 April 2019 will not be eligible to receive the $1,000 Flood Education Supplement, but may still be able to receive AIC / ABSTUDY subject to the regular rules for qualification and payment.

Flood Education Supplement Fact sheet 

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