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Check out QRIDA's current interest rates of 2.34% (5 year fixed) on First Start and Sustainability Loans


16 October 2019: $100m+ in flood assistance for QLD farmers, small businesses and non-profits...more

2 October 2019: QRIDA marks 25 years of supporting rural and regional Queensland...more

23 September 2019: Beef strategy to boost industry as flood recovery continues and exports grow...more

17 September 2019: Support available for not-for-profit organisations in fire-affected communities...more


Disaster Assistance

North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grants

Co-contribution grants of up to $400,000 for primary producers to restock, replant and repair after flooding.

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Disaster recovery

If you've been directly impacted by a Queensland disaster event assistance may be available to help your business recover.

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Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Small Business

Grants of up to $50,000 have been announced to assist your small business recover from disasters.

Southern Queensland Bushfire Assistance

Primary producers, small businesses and non profit organisations in the Local Government Areas of the Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Southern Downs Regional Council who have suffered direct damage from the recent Southern Queensland bushfires may be able to apply for a low interest Disaster Assistance Loan.

QRIDA Productivity Loans

First Start Loans

First Start Loans

Finance up to $2,000,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.

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Sustainability Loans

Finance up to $1,300,000 to assist in achieving a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.

Invest in on-farm technologies

Investment in technology to boost on-farm productivity and profitability is within reach.

Other assistance

Drought Support

With over 65 percent of Queensland drought declared and many of these areas experiencing prolonged drought conditions, QRIDA is here to support producers with a number of options available.

Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

These rebates help offset the costs to purchase and/or install approved vessel tracking units on commercial fishing boats.

Rural Economic Development Grants

Rural Economic Grants offer up to $250,000 in co-contribution to agribusiness projects that boost employment opportunities across Queensland. Expressions of interest for Round Two of the Scheme have now closed.

Reef Catchment Rebate Scheme

Accredited Agricultural Adviser Program under the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme

The soon to be launched Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme (the Scheme) will provide graziers, sugarcane producers and banana growers with rebates of up to $1,000 to offset the cost of obtaining agronomic nutrient and sediment management advice from Accredited Agricultural Advisers. This Scheme will open later in the year.

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Taxi and Limousine Business Support Grants

Taxi and Limousine Business Support Grants are now closed.

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Household Waste Payment Scheme

In 2019 the Queensland Government released a new waste management and resource recovery strategy which is underpinned by the waste levy. The waste levy was introduced on 1 July 2019, along with a commitment that the levy will have no direct impact on Queensland households.

Regional Service

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Regional service

QRIDA’s Client Liaison Officers are now known as Regional Area Managers (RAMs). Today, with higher lending limits available to Queenslanders, QRIDA’s personal on-farm service across the state is now more important than ever. Our RAMs are local to you and ready to discuss your business needs, their knowledge will ensure you obtain accurate information and support throughout your application process. Find out which Regional Area Manager is located closest to you here.