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North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grants

If your primary production enterprise was impacted by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January - 14 February 2019, you may be eligible for a North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grant to assist with further recovery.

About this grant scheme

Grants of up to $400,000 are available to eligible primary production enterprises for:

  • Restocking lost livestock;
  • Replanting lost or damaged crops or permanent plantings;
  • Restoring or replacing lost or damaged on-farm infrastructure.

To be eligible for this grant you must:

  • Make a co-contribution of cash funds to match grant funds requested (your contribution can include funds on hand, funds already spent on restoration, or loans).
  • Work most of your time and earn most of your income from your primary production enterprise, or have the potential to do so.
  • Demonstrate your primary production enterprise will be financially viable once you’ve made use of the grant.
  • Have been approved a $75,000 grant under the Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants Scheme delivered by QRIDA, and made full use of this grant.
  • Own a primary production enterprise in one of the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):
    • Burdekin Shire Council
    • Burke Shire Council
    • Carpentaria Shire Council
    • Cloncurry Shire Council
    • Douglas Shire Council
    • Flinders Shire Council
    • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
    • McKinlay Shire Council
    • Richmond Shire Council
    • Townsville City Council
    • Winton Shire Council

A full description of eligibility requirements can be found in the Guidelines. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

This scheme will remain open until 30 June 2021 or until available funding is fully distributed.

If you want to know more about this grant scheme or other disaster recovery funding available to primary producers please call us on Freecall 1800 623 946 or contact your nearest Regional Area Manager in one of our regional offices.

The North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Related information

NQLIRA website

Visit the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) website for more information about the recovery assistance available.

Your questions answered

QRIDA presented a special webinar with FutureBeef on 26 June to answer your questions and provide an update on the financial assistance available including the North Queensland Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure Grant and Disaster Assistance Loans (at 1.37%). You can watch the recording and see the presentation slides here.

Key tips for applicants:

1. Take photos of damage
2. Keep your paperwork; receipts, invoices, quotes and estimates etc.
3. Contact us with any questions

Where can I get help with my application?

To speak to a QRIDA representative please Freecall 1800 623 946. QRIDA also have Regional Area Managers located across North Queensland. See link.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland can also assist you with your application and can be contacted on 07 4652 5666 or

Contact us

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Last updated
15 July 2019