As in previous natural disasters, the QTU stands ready to help members who have suffered losses in the bushfires currently affecting Queensland.
If you lost possessions as the result of fire damage at your principal place of residence, you can claim a relief payment of up to $1,000 from the QTU Natural Disaster Fund.
The payments are only available to those who were financial members at the time of the loss, with each application being individually assessed prior to payment. Relief is not normally provided for damage incurred to vehicles, such as cars, caravans or motorbikes, and will also not be available for the repair of fencing, garages, sheds or to repair damage to outside areas, including gardens or paths, as these are normally covered by insurance.
Applications for QTU Natural Disaster Relief can be made via the online form. You can also apply by downloading a copy of the application form and sending it to the QTU, either by email firstname.lastname@example.org - Subject: Natural Disaster Relief, fax (07 3512 9050), or mail (PO Box 1750, Milton BC QLD 4064).
Our thoughts are with all Queenslanders who have been affected by these events.
Please note: Payment will be made upon assessment of application.