Last chance to apply for immediate assistance

Last chance to apply for immediate assistance

Residents living in the southern suburbs of Gladstone have until midday on Saturday (October 28) to apply for an Immediate Hardship Assistance grant after heavy rainfall and flooding impacted the local area.

Minister for Communities Shannon Fentiman said the Queensland Government had so far provided more than $77,000 in immediate hardship assistance to 400 people.

“28 Ready Reserve staff have already hit the ground in the affected areas, providing outreach to locals.

“This community is incredibly resilient and have a fantastic community spirit, which I have been lucky enough to see first-hand during my visits to Gladstone.”

The Immediate Hardship Assistance grants, of up to $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more, will be available until midday this Saturday (October 28).

The Essential Household Contents Grants, Structural Assistance Grants and Essential Services Safety Reconnection Scheme Grants remain available for individuals and families affected by the floods.

Residents are encouraged to continue to call the Queensland Government’s Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 for assistance or use the Self-recovery app available to download at

Suburbs  activated: 

  • Agnes Water
  • Baffle Creek
  • Berajondo
  • Bororen
  • Boyne Valley
  • Boynedale
  • Captain Creek
  • Colosseum
  • Deepwater
  • Diglum
  • Euleilah
  • Eurimbula
  • Foreshores
  • Gindoran
  • Lowmead
  • Miriam Vale
  • Mount Maria
  • Mount Tom
  • Oyster Creek
  • Rodds Bay
  • Rosedale
  • Round Hill
  • Rules Beach
  • Seventeen Seventy
  • Tablelands
  • Taragoola
  • Taunton
  • Turkey Beach