Tasmanian Flood Recovery
The State and Australian Governments have announced disaster assistance supports for communities affected by the floods in Tasmania.
For more information on the grants and loans that are available to help you and others please visit the
Disaster assistance – grants and funding page
Policyholders affected by last month's floods in Tasmania who are concerned about their claim should first contact their insurer. They can also call the Insurance Council of Australia's catastrophe hotline on
1800 734 621 for additional guidance and assistance.
Insurance Council of Australia staff can follow up with the relevant insurer on the policyholder's behalf.
Tasmanian floods 2016
Recording-breaking rains caused widespread flooding in much of the North and North-West of Tasmania in June 2016. The speed and severity of the floods tragically resulted in loss of life and devastation to large numbers of families, businesses, famers and local communities. The social, economic and financial cost is extensive.
Full recovery from the floods will be a long-term and individual process. Individuals and families require a wide range of ongoing support to recover physically, emotionally and financially and rebuild their lives.
Evidence from emergency recovery around the world tells us that it is crucial for communities to lead their own recovery at their own pace.
Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce
The State Government has established the Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce to work with affected communities and others in the recovery and rebuilding process.
The Taskforce is working hard to ensure that affected communities are getting the support they need, as soon as possible, so they can get back on their feet.
The rebuilding, recovery and strengthening of flood-affected communities is locally and community driven. The job of the Taskforce is to help in that community-driven response.
The Taskforce is led by Commander Peter Edwards who has extensive experience in disaster recovery, including during the 2013 Dunalley bushfires.
The Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce is working closely with affected communities and others in the recovery and rebuilding process. To view our latest media releases, factsheets and other information and find the contact details for the Taskforce communications team visit the
Latest Information page.
For further information about the flood recovery process in Tasmania