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Client stories - Disaster Assistance

QRIDA's Disaster Assistance provides primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by eligible disasters with the opportunity to access low interest loans and grants. Learn how some of our clients have successfully used these finance options in the client stories below.

To learn more about Disaster Assistance, eligibility requirements and the application process, visit the Disaster recovery page.


Farming families in a disaster zone: What it takes to keep a cattle dream alive

  • As unprecedented weather overwhelmed their families’ North West grazing property, Robert and Ruth Chaplain could do little but ‘take heart’ they could do nothing to reduce the imminent devastation.
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North West graziers recovering from flood disaster

  • Read how Donald Moore from Cloncurry used Disaster Recovery assistance from QRIDA to help with his recovery from the 2019 North West Queensland flooding event.

'Townsville will survive': Recovery grant helping get back to business

  • Close to three decades in the industry could not prepare Townsville small business owners Rod and Cheryl Pether for the 'heartbreak' of seeing their livelihood ruined.

Recovery grant just in time for annual pony event

  • Just weeks after the initial Monsoon Trough in February the Cloncurry Pony Club was able to get the race track back into top form ready for the club's biggest event of the year with a Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant.

Famous bowls club committee's biggest challenge yet

  • Inundated by water from the Monsoon Trough in early 2019 the Cloncurry Bowls Club was able to get back to bowling with the help of the help of a Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant.
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Helping in times of disaster

  • Learn how Rodney Johannesen used Natural Disaster Assistance and a First Start Loan from QRIDA to help start his farming business and carry on through times of natural disaster.
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Helping to rebuild

  • Read how Kerry and Barbara Kehoe were able to rebuild their business following Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry with the help of Natural Disaster Assistance from QRIDA.

Last updated
17 September 2019