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Current programs

QRIDA is a specialist administrator of government financial assistance programs including loans, grants, rebates and subsidies.

Since 1994, QRIDA has established a reputation for cost-effective, timely, robust and transparent service delivery.

Through the assistance programs it administers, QRIDA contributes to Queensland Government objectives by:

  • fostering the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland
  • supporting the state’s economy by providing assistance to primary producers, small businesses and other elements of the state’s economy
  • giving assistance by administering programs for the Australian Government and other states in rural and regional sectors outside Queensland.
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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.

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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.


Interest free loans for solar and storage

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. Applications for Round Two of the Scheme have now closed.

Strawberry assistance

Strawberry grower assistance

QRIDA has low interest loans of up to $1.3 million (Sustainability Loans) available to assist Queensland strawberry growers looking to invest in additional on-farm quality assurance equipment and other food safety measures to protect the longer term viability of their primary production business.

Invest in on-farm technologies

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

Reef Catchment Rebate Scheme

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

The 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.

Taxi and limo indsutry assistance

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Last updated
2 July 2017