Ex-TC Ellie - Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants

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Application Form - Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants

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General Information

The Commonwealth and Western Australian Government are jointly providing eligible owners of residential properties whose dwellings have been damaged or destroyed by the flood waters associated with Cyclone Ellie, a reimbursement grant of up to $50,000 to improve the resilience of their dwelling against future disaster events.

There are two parts to the program:

  • Recovery Grant Component: This program assists homeowners in restoring their damaged or destroyed homes to their original state. It provides financial support for clean up, repairs, and rebuilding, regardless of whether the home is insured or not. It covers expenses that insurance doesn't pay for and even helps when the insurance payment falls short of the repair costs.
  • Resilience Grant Component: For dwellings affected by Cyclone Ellie (flooding), this component helps homeowners make improvements to their dwelling to make them more flood resistant. 

Only one application can be made per eligible dwelling. 

You do not need building insurance to apply for this grant. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the grant an applicant must:

  • Be the owner of the dwelling at the time of the event or within the six months prior to the event.
  • Have had their dwelling located within one of the following local governments areas:
    • Shire of Broome
    • Shire of Halls Creek
    • Shire of Derby-West Kimberley
    • Shire if Wyndham-East Kimberley
  • Have had their dwelling damaged or destroyed by flood waters associated with Cyclone Ellie.
  • Have been using their dwelling as a usual place of residence at the time of the event or within the six months prior to the event.
  • Have not previously received a Homeowners Recovery and/or Resilience Grant for this disaster event.

Ineligible applicants include, but may not be limited to:

  • Homeowners who apply via a business entity, whether private or public, where the business meets the Australian Taxation Office definition of a large business.

Department of Fire and Emergence Services reserves the right to decline applications where it would be reasonable to conclude the applicant has the means to undertake eligible works.

Applicants Details

Please provide the homeowner's information below.

If you are not the homeowner and would like to apply on their behalf, please fill in your details under the "Appointing a Representative" section, in addition to completing the homeowner's information below.

Legal Name.
Optional.
This is where you are currently living.
Must be an email address. 
Must be an Australian phone number. 

Appointing a Representative

Must be an Australian phone number. 
Must be an email address. 

Impacted Dwelling Details

Was your dwelling damaged or destroyed by flood waters associated with Cyclone Ellie? * Required
Validation: address line 1, suburb, state, postcode, country response required.
For Example: I have 3 damaged dwellings on my property. A Officer will be in contact to assist you in applying for each dwelling.
Was the dwelling a usual place of residence at the time of the event?

Damage Assessment

To help us better assess your application, can you provide the following information about the damage sustained to your dwelling?

Which areas of your dwelling may require repairs:
Do you know which grant you are interested in applying for?
Did you have building insurance against your dwelling at the time of the event?
If yes, have you made a claim against your building insurance policy?
Have you applied for the Essential Household Repair Relief Payment through the Department of Communities (Category 4)

Supporting Evidence

For us to assess your application, we need to review documents confirming your proof of identity, and dwelling ownership and damage. If you are unable to provide it at this time, we will work with you to gather the required information.

If you are you able to provide the following documents now, it would assist in the assessment of your application.

I can upload a copy of at least one (1) of the following documents as proof of my identity:
Attach a file: Select stored file
    Please ensure your evidence is clear and legible.
    I can provide one (1) of the following proof of ownership documents listed below:
    Attach a file: Select stored file
      Attach a file: Select stored file

        Privacy Statement

        The Department of Fire and Emergency Services will use personal information contained in this application for the purpose of processing your grant application.

        With your consent, DFES will provide your name, email and phone number to an independent third-party provider to seek your confidential feedback.

        Information may also be used or disclosed:

        • where required or permitted by a law of Western Australia (e.g. under the Freedom of Information Act 1992);
        • if we are required by law to do so (e.g. by a court or tribunal order, or a law of the Commonwealth);

        Your personal information will be dealt with in accordance with the applicable legislation in Western Australia and consistent with any legal obligation (including the State Records Act 2000). The Department of Fire and Emergency Service Privacy Policy is available here

        If you have any questions relating to privacy, please contact recoverygrants@dfes.wa.gov.au

        Applicants Declaration

        I declare:

        • The information provided in this application is true and correct.
        • I am the owner or operator of the dwelling and the dwelling was used as a usual place of residence at the time of the event or within the six months prior to the event.
        • I have not previously applied or received a payment for this grant.
        • I have read and understand the eligibility criteria provided within this application form.

        I authorise the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to:

        • Make changes to my application at my request if necessary.
        • Share and seek relevant information from the following sources, but not limited to: other grant programs, insurance providers, and other organisations including Centrelink, Medicare, Local Shire and Department of Communities, to assist in processing my application.
        • Contact me, for the purpose of seeking feedback on the grant experience and enhancing services.
        By ticking yes, you agree to the above declaration: * Required
        I consent to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to:

        Attention! (Not Applicable)

        This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Was your dwelling damaged or destroyed by flood waters associated with Cyclone Ellie?" on page 1

        You have indicated that your dwelling was not affected by flood waters associated with Cyclone Ellie. Therefore, you do not meet the eligibility criteria for this grant.

        If your dwelling was impacted by cyclone/storm damage caused by Cyclone Ilsa, please click the following link to proceed with your application: https://dfes.smartygrants.com.au/homeownerRRI