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Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority is a specialist provider of government financial assistance, farm debt services and advisory support to agencies, businesses and industries across Queensland.

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Helping Queenslanders

For more than 25 years, QRIDA has helped primary producers make a start in agriculture, improve long term sustainability and profitability, and overcome difficult conditions including recovering from natural disasters.

As the Queensland Government’s experts in rural finance, we also administer the state government’s Farm Business Debt Mediation program, Farm Debt Restructure Office, conduct a biennial Rural Debt Survey, undertake research and provide advice to the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities.

Service commitment 

QRIDA is committed to delivering programs and services to the highest service standards. To ensure our service levels are maintained and improved, we actively engage and work to strengthen our relationships with clients, industry, government partners and the community.

Our history 

QRIDA has come a long way since our early beginnings in 1986, when we were known as the Government Schemes Division, part of the Queensland Industry Development Corporation (QIDC).

On 1 October 1994, the division completely separated from QIDC and under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (Qld) became the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA), reporting to the state government.

QRAA’s core responsibilities were to administer the Queensland Government's Primary Industry Productivity Enhancement Scheme (PIPES) and support the delivery of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement (NDRRA) assistance for primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations (jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments). Other financial assistance programs were also administered as required.

In July 2017, as a result of the Farm Business Debt Mediation Act 2017 (Qld), QRAA's name was changed to the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) to reflect the organisation’s increased role and responsibilities, doing even more for rural and regional Queensland including:

  • overseeing Queensland’s Farm Business Debt Mediation
  • administering Queensland’s Farm Debt Restructure Office
  • designing and delivering a broad range of state and commonwealth approved schemes for rural and regional Queensland
  • undertaking research and providing advice to government.

QRIDA acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the land. We recognise their ongoing connection to land, sea, and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Farm Debt Services

Primary producers experiencing financial difficulty have access to services designed to help them assess their current situation and find a possible solution for the future of their primary production enterprise.

We're doing more for regional Queensland

See some of our most recent milestones as of November 2021

  • 140

    loan, grant and rebate programs delivered

  • $5.08 billion+

    approved financial assistance

  • $915 million+

    provided in disaster recovery funds

  • 144,2649+

    applications approved

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Last updated
01 November 2021