On 14 July 2020, NSW announced support for temporary visa during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government will fund AUD $4 million to provide temporary visa holders with access to food and supplies, medical support, telecommunications, transport and essential housing, and support specialist migrant and settlement services, including culturally appropriate case and support workers, transportation and outreach services to connect with isolated communities, and interpreting and translation services.
This funding is in addition to the previous grants distributed as emergency relief to asylum seekers. Acting Minister for Multiculturalism, Geoff Lee said, “We know that specialist migrant and settlement organisations have had to really step up in extremely challenging times to support some of the most vulnerable in our society with their most basic necessities”.
Temporary visa holders seeking support must apply by 4pm, Monday 27 July 2020. To find more information and check eligibility information, click here.