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Disaster recovery

Primary producers, small business owners and not-for-profits directly affected during any of these disaster events listed in the table below could be eligible for a low interest loan or grant. See the specific disaster event for more information.

For information on the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme contact the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors on 1800 173 349 or www.communities.qld.gov.au

Disaster EventAssistance for Primary ProducersAssistance for Small BusinessesAssistance for Non-profit organisations
Southern Queensland Bushfires

6-12 September 2019 

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor and associated low pressure system
19-27 March 2019
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable

North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough
25 January - 14 February 2019

Central Queensland Bushfires
22 November - 6 December 2018

  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms,
11 – 14 October 2018
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding, 24 – 29 March 2018
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
North Queensland Flooding,6 – 10 March 2018
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
North and North West Queensland Low and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 24 February – 8 March 2018
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
Central Coast Queensland Severe Weather,
16 - 19 October 2017
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable

Please note that applicants can only receive assistance under the Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.

QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Latest updates

Deadline extension: Primary producers, small businesses and non-profits now have until 29 November 2019 to submit their applications for a Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant.

North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-Farm Infrastructure Grant opened 1 May 2019.

These co-contribution grants up to $400,000 are open to primary producers affected by North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough. Additional eligibility requirements apply. Read more.

Disaster Recovery Grants

Funding delivered to primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations recovering from flooding in North Queensland surpassed $97.2 million this week.


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.


Farm Debt Restructure Office

Are you experiencing financial challenges with your farming enterprise and looking for help?

The Farm Business Analysis Assistance program is a free no obligation service, designed to assist primary producers experiencing financial difficulties and can help you get back on track with your finances.

Townsville Small Business Recovery Hub

QRIDA representatives will be at the Townsville Small Business Recovery Hub (143 Walker St) ready to help primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations with their disaster recovery grant and loan applications. To book an appointment please call the Small Business Recovery Hub on 0459 873 781.


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Last updated
14 September 2019