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Disaster recovery

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

Disaster EventAssistance for Primary ProducersAssistance for Small BusinessesAssistance for Non-profit organisations

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

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.

Non-activated Events
Queensland primary producers significantly impacted by hail, wind or other storm damage may be eligible to apply for loans up to $250,000 to recover and rebuild. An affected producer firstly needs to apply for an Individually Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) certificate from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). This certificate will give producers access to freight subsidies and loans.

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.

DRFA update 2019

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Disaster Recovery Grants

Funding delivered to primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations recovering from flooding in North Queensland surpassed $53 million this week.


Small business grants double to $50,000

Small businesses affected by the North and Far North Queensland flooding in the Townsville, Cloncurry, Flinders, McKinlay, Richmond local government areas can now access Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants of up to $50,000 to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement activities. Visit the Special Disaster Recovery Assistance or FAQ page for more information.


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Last updated
18 April 2019