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Disaster recovery

Primary producers, small business owners and not-for-profits directly affected during any of these disaster events listed in the table below could be eligible for a low interest loan or grant. See the specific disaster event for more information.

For information on the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme contact the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors on 1800 173 349 or

Disaster EventPrimary ProducersSmall BusinessesNon Profit Organisations
Queensland Bushfires, September – December 2019

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor and associated low pressure system, 19 – 27 March 2019
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable

North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough , 25 January – 14 February 2019

Central Queensland Bushfires, 22 November – 6 December 2018

  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms, 11 – 14 October 2018
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable
  • Loan and grant assistance currently unavailable

Please note that applicants can only receive assistance under the Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.

QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Latest updates

  • Primary producers, small business and non-profits who suffered direct damage as a result of the 2019-2020 bushfire disaster events may be able to access Extraordinary Bushfire Assistance Loans of up to $500,000.
  • Primary producers who were directly impacted by the Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019 may be eligible for an Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grant up to $75,000.

Farm Debt Restructure Office

Are you experiencing financial challenges with your farming enterprise and looking for help?

The Farm Business Analysis Assistance program is a free no obligation service, designed to assist primary producers experiencing financial difficulties and can help you get back on track with your finances.

Last updated
30 July 2020