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Current programs

QRIDA is a specialist administrator of government financial assistance programs including loans, grants, rebates and subsidies.

Since 1994, QRIDA has established a reputation for cost-effective, timely, robust and transparent service delivery.

Through the assistance programs it administers, QRIDA contributes to Queensland Government objectives by:

  • fostering the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland
  • supporting the state’s economy by providing assistance to primary producers, small businesses and other elements of the state’s economy
  • giving assistance by administering programs for the Australian Government and other states in rural and regional sectors outside Queensland.
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Productivity Loans

Loans of up to $2 million for the establishment and improvement of primary production enterprises.

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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

This program has closed to applications.

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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.

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Business Improvement Concessional Loans

This program has closed to applications.

Interest Free Loans for Solar and Storage

interest free loans for solar and storage

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.

Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

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

Rural Economic Development Grants

Rural Economic Grants offer up to $250,000 in co-contribution to agribusiness projects that boost employment opportunities across Queensland.

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.

Last updated
2 July 2017