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Disaster Assistance

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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.

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.

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.

Sustainability and First Start Loans

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Sustainability Loans

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

First Start Loans

First Start Loans

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

Other assistance

COVID-19 Daintree Area Scheme

The COVID-19 Daintree Area Scheme aims to support the Daintree community by providing financial assistance to households, small businesses and non-profit organisations operating from off-grid premises in the area.

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COVID-19 Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme

Assistance is now available to taxi and limousine licence holders, operators and authorised booking entities under the COVID-19 Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme.

Rural Economic Development Grants

Visit the Rural Economic Development Grants page to find out information and key dates for Round 3.

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Queensland COVID-19 Jobs Support Loans

If you have an existing COVID-19 Jobs Support Loan with QRIDA and have a question click here to get in touch.

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.

Reef Catchment Rebate Scheme

Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme

If you are a commercial sugarcane grower, banana grower or beef cattle producer in a Great Barrier Reef region, you may be eligible to claim the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate.

Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program

The Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program will provide land managers with a rebate to offset the cost of obtaining advice about undertaking a carbon farming project/s on their land through the Land Restoration Fund.

Approved Adviser Program under the Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program

The Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program will provide landholders with rebates up to $10,000 to offset the cost of obtaining relevant advice related to carbon farming projects and how these projects may be eligible to participate in the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme

The Queensland Government has committed $21 million to support the modernisation and expansion of Queensland’s wheelchair accessible taxi fleet to ensure continuity of service to those with reduced mobility.

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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.

Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

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

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Regional service

QRIDA has 11 Regional Area Managers (RAM) based across Queensland ready to meet with you on farm to discuss your business needs. Find your local RAM today.