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Disaster recovery

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

Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding, 24 – 29 March 2018
Financial assistance has been activated for small businesses and primary producers affected by the Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding, 24 – 29 March 2018 event to access low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans. View the links below for information on available assistance.

North Queensland Flooding 6 – 10 March 2018
Financial assistance has been activated for primary producers and small businesses affected by the North Queensland Flooding 6 – 10 March 2018 event to access low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans. View the links below for information on available assistance.

North and North West Queensland Low and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 24 February – 8 March 2018
Financial assistance has been activated for primary producers affected by the North and North West Queensland Low and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 24 February – 8 March 2018 event to access low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans. View the links below for information on available assistance.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie assistance
Financial assistance has been activated for primary producers affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding, 28 March - 6 April 2017. View the links below for information on available assistance.

Please note that primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations can only receive assistance under the Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.

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Natural Disaster Assistance

Small businesses directly affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding, 24 – 29 March 2018 and North Queensland Flooding, 6 – 10 March 2018 may be eligible for low interest loans up to $250,000. Primary producers directly affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding 24 – 29 March 2018, 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 loans up to $250,000. Primary producers and small businesses directly affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding may be eligible for low interest loans up to $250,000. Non-profit organisations directly affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding may be eligible for a loan and grant package up to $105,000.

Gum boots walking through flooded area

Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital)

Small businesses who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding, 24 – 29 March 2018 and North Queensland Flooding, 6 – 10 March 2018 may be eligible for low interest loans up to $100,000. Primary producers who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding 24 – 29 March 2018, 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 loans up to $100,000. Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations which have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding (such as through loss of electricity, water or road access for extended periods) may be eligible for low interest loans up to $100,000.

Last updated
9 August 2018