A Category C measure is a community recovery package designed to support a holistic approach to the recovery of regions, communities or sectors severely affected by a disaster and can only be activated with the approval of the Prime Minister.

Relief measures provided are not to be regarded as compensation and are not provided as a substitute for insurance.​

The package may comprise one or more of the following:

  1. A community recovery fund in circumstances where a community is severely affected and needs to restore social networks, community functioning and community facilities. Expenditure from the fund is aimed at community recovery, community development and community capacity building, and is administered by the state in close collaboration with local government or other community bodies.

  2. Recovery grants for small businesses and non-profit organisations where the business sector is severely affected and the community risks losing essential businesses. Grants are aimed at covering the cost of clean-up and reinstatement, but not at providing compensation for losses.

    To enquire about recovery grants for small businesses and non-profit organisations please contact the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation or call 1800 193 111. 

  3. Recovery grants for primary producers where the farming sector is severely affected, with threats to viability and disruption of production likely to extend beyond the current season. Grants to primary producers are aimed at covering the cost of clean-up and reinstatement, but not at providing compensation for losses.

    To enquire about recovery grants for primary producers please contact the Department of Primary Industry and Resources or call (08) 8999​ 5511. 

Not all options are activated for every disaster and not all available options have been activated by the Territory for past events.

Information for assessors can be requested by Territory Government agencies directly by emailing ndrra@nt.gov.au.