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White Spot Disease Concessional Loans

White Spot Disease Concessional Loans up to $3,000,000 are now available to prawn farming enterprises located in the Logan River or Albert River catchments directly affected by White Spot Disease to help these enterprises recover for the impact of the disease. Please note, applications for this program will close on 30 June, 2018.

Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Improving biosecurity controls such as purchasing bird nets, access restrictions, fencing, solid waste treatment, water treatment
  • Diversifying prawn farming such as purchasing infrastructure necessary for farming a marine species other than prawns
  • Improving productivity and viability

Loan amount

  • Up to $3,000,000

Loan term

  • Up to 20 years

Interest rate

Fees and charges

  • Nil

How to apply

When applying for a White Spot Disease Concessional Loan, you will need to complete an application form and submit to the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) along with the documents stated on the application form including your management plan. Please note that loans are subject to the availability of funding and applications will not enter the assessment queue until all information and supporting documents have been provided, regardless of any finance dates in place. QRIDA requires at least 10 business days to convey a decision following receipt of all required documents.

Terms and conditions

The White Spot Disease Concessional Loans are subject to terms and conditions that identify the required eligibility criteria for each loan as outlined in the program guidelines. For further information regarding the eligibility criteria and eligible activities for White Spot Disease Concessional Loans, please contact us on Freecall 1800 623 946 or view the full terms and conditions in the White Spot Disease Concessional Loan guidelines.

Please also refer to the ‘Frequently Asked Questions.’

Further information

Should you have any queries our Regional Area Managers are available to assist you, or please phone on Freecall 1800 623 946 or email QRIDA at:

Joint lending with your bank

QRIDA will consider joint lending options with your bank or other commercial lenders. If you require more than $3,000,000 or partial funding from QRIDA for a specific project or activity, please discuss your options with us.

Last updated
17 May 2018