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19 October 2018: Local jobs in rural and regional Queensland will receive a boost thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program.more

5 September 2018: Local jobs in rural and regional Queensland will receive a boost thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program.more

30 August 2018: A rebate scheme to assist fishers with the costs of buying and installing vessel tracking units has commenced, with details of the scheme released today.more

21 August 2018: Sustainability Loan aims to help primary producers who are affected by the recent increase in wild dog attacks in western Queensland.more

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Disaster Assistance

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Disaster recovery

Primary producers impacted by Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms, 11 – 14 October 2018 may be eligible for low-interest Disaster Assistance 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 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.

Strawberry assistance

Strawberry grower assistance

QRIDA has low interest loans of up to $1.3 million (Sustainability Loans) available to assist Queensland strawberry growers looking to invest in additional on-farm quality assurance equipment and other food safety measures to protect the longer term viability of their primary production business.

Other assistance

Drought Support

With over 57 percent of Queensland drought declared and many of these areas experiencing prolonged drought conditions, QRIDA is here to support producers with a number of options available.

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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.

Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

These rebates help offset the costs to purchase and/or install approved vessel tracking units on commercial fishing boats.

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.