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STC Seroja Recovery and Resilience Grant

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at midnight 31 March 2023 (AWST).

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below to assist you in completing your application online.

For assistance, please contact the Recovery and Resilience Team at or 1800 490 678.


Welcome to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $20,000, to help insured residents impacted by Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja.

Recovery Grant

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.

The grant reimburses costs for:

  • Building repair works undertaken by a registered builder or registered business to carry out the clean-up and repair works to meet the required building standard.
  • Clean-up works are undertaken on an insured residential property on structures including sheds, patios, and carports if covered in the insurance policy.

 Resilience Grant

The Resilience Grant reimburses homeowners for building works not covered by their insurance policy to improve the resilience of their residential property against future cyclones.

The grant reimburses costs to carry out the following works:

  • Installation of roof structure tie-down upgrades undertaken by a registered builder.
  • Replacement of garage doors and frames to wind rated garage doors by a registered business.
  • Installation of window protections including cyclone shutters or debris screens by a registered business.
  • Replacement of external hollow core doors with solid external grade doors by a registered business.

Full details on eligibility, criteria and the reimbursement application process are available here


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

Please ensure you save as you go and click Submit when you have completed the application form. If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your application has NOT been submitted.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, locate your application, reopen your draft and start where you left off.

You can also download your application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on Submit at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application attached. This will be sent to the email address you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your application has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.


For assistance with your application, please contact the Recovery and Resilience Team.

Phone: 1800 490 678.


The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.