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After 23 years of supporting Queensland, QRAA became the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1 July 2017 – the www.qraa.qld.gov.au website redirects here.

News

9 May 2018: Queensland beef families lead the way on farm succession rebates...more

2 May 2018: QRIDA appoints new Regional Area Manager for Capricornia...more

19 April 2018: Low interest loans available for disaster affected primary producers from TC Nora...more

19 April 2018: Flood-damaged producers across the Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook Shire Council regions are again eligible for natural disaster assistance, along with a number of other shires after Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora delivered more heavy rain.more

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Disaster Assistance

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Natural Disaster Recovery Grants

Eligible primary producers impacted by Central Coast Queensland Severe Weather 16-19 October 2017 may be eligible for grants up to $25,000. These grants are available for recovery efforts to pay for clean up and restoration costs arising out of direct damage.

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Natural Disaster Loans

Small businesses impacted by North Queensland Flooding 6 – 10 March 2018 and Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding, 24 – 29 March 2018 may be eligible for low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans. Primary producers impacted by Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding 24 – 29 March 2-18, North Queensland Flooding 6 – 10 March 2018, North and North West Queensland Low and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 24 February – 8 March 2018, and Central Coast Queensland Severe Weather 16-19 October 2017 may be eligible for low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans. Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations impacted by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding may be eligible for low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans.

QRIDA Productivity Loans

First Start Loans

First Start Loans

Finance up to $2,000,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.

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Sustainability Loans

Finance up to $1,300,000 to assist in achieving a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.

Other assistance

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Farm Management Grants

Rebates of up to $2,500 to assist eligible Queensland farming families offset the costs of professional advice associated with succession planning.

Drought Assistance Concessional Loans

Up to $1 million to assist farm businesses manage, recover from and prepare for droughts and maintain prospects for long term commercial viability.

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Business Improvement Concessional Loans

Up to $1 million to assist eligible farm businesses who have exhausted their maximum 1,095 days of Farm Household Allowance

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White Spot Disease Concessional Loans

Assistance to help prawn farming enterprises in the Logan or Albert River catchments directly affected by white spot disease.

Regional Service

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Regional service

QRIDA’s Client Liaison Officers are now known as Regional Area Managers (RAMs). Today, with higher lending limits available to Queenslanders, QRIDA’s personal on-farm service across the state is now more important than ever. Our RAMs are local to you and ready to discuss your business needs, their knowledge will ensure you obtain accurate information and support throughout your application process. Find out which Regional Area Manager is located closest to you here.