QUEENSLAND FLOOD DISASTER - HELP AND ASSISTANCE
The 2022 Brisbane and South East Queensland Flood event has devestated our performing arts communities. Venues have been inundated and homes have been damaged or lost.
The Fund is offering emergency financial assistance to performing arts professionals in this distressing time. To apply for assistance, please fill in an application here. We will be in touch within 24 hours.
STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
Personal Hardship Financial Assistance has been actived for affected Queensland areas. To check your local government area and for information on the support available, please click here.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
The Australian Government have support for people affected by the floods in South East Queensland. To check your eligibilty and to apply, please click here.
If you require immediate crisis support or counseling, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or contact their 24 hour support service here.
COMMUNITY RECOVERY HOTLINE
To access vital information about the Queensland disaster and recovery, contact the Community Recovery Hotline. For assistance call 1800 173 349.
During this challenging time, many of us will have lost work and income due to cancelled contracts, show closures, and postponements. MEAA offers legal industrial support to all financial members of Equity. During the 2022 Queensland Flood Disaster, you may need this support. If you are not a member, Equity welcomes your application today. Once you have joined your professional guild, MEAA can represent you in your negotiations. You can join here.
It is important to know that all matters referred to the Benevolent Fund Flood Disaster committee are kept in the strictest confidence.
HOW DO YOU GET FLOOD ASSISTANCE
For urgent assistance please fill out request form on this page, or put your request in writing and post to:
Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund (Qld) Inc.
C/- MEAA, Level 3, TLC Building, 16 Peel Street,
South Brisbane QLD 4101
We will respond to your request as soon as possible, generally within 24 hours.
Due to the overwhelming need for assistance during this challenging time, we triage requests as best we can in order of urgency.
We seek your kind understanding and patience as requests are being processed.
All applications for assistance are strictly confidential and dealt with as quickly as possible.
For anyone requiring assistance or advice the first point of contact is the MEAA office.
Telephone 1300 656 513
Decisions will be made quickly in cases of emergency.