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Rochester Community Access
Flood Relief Fund


In response to the floods in October 2022, Rochester Community House established a flood recovery bank account to collect donation funds to be distributed to the flood-affected residents of their community. To assist with the distribution of these funds, Rochester Community House has partnered with the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA). With additional funding from Community Bank Elmore, Lockington and Rochester, ANHCA has established the 'Rochester Community Access Flood Relief Fund'. We aim to ensure that these funds are readily available for local community members of Rochester and surrounding residents.


Who can receive funding?

Residents of Rochester (3561) and surrounding localities impacted by the October 2022 flood event.

This funding is only available for your primary residence. This includes people who are renting or are homeowners. This excludes rental properties that are rented or owned but are used as a secondary residence (e.g., holiday homes). Rental properties will be addressed on an individual basis.

This funding is only available for individuals and not for businesses.

Funding Available:

  • Apply for up to $500 of financial support payments.

  • From the generosity of Community Bank Elmore, Lockington and Rochester, Bendigo Bank applicants  can receive a $200 Bonus on top of the $500 payment ($700 total). Read more here.

  • Round One: Open 20 July 2023, max $500 per household. Close date is to be confirmed. 

Assessment Process:

  • Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

  • Funding will be transferred after assessment to community members who are deemed eligible.

  • The administrator’s decision is final. Feedback for unsuccessful applications may not be provided.

If you are having difficulty with the online application you can alternatively fill out the paper application form and email a scanned copy to

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