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Disaster Assistance Loans - Non-profit organisation

Non-profit organisations whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster may be able to access low interest loans of up to $100,000.

What assistance is available?

Concessional loans are provided to assist you to re-establish the normal operations of your organisation by covering costs such as:

  • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment
  • repairing or restoring essential premises, including grounds, amenities and infrastructure
  • supplying stock for us to one month to replace lost stock and maintain liquidity of the organisation


Loan amount
  • Maximum of $100,000
Maximum term
  • Up to 10 years
  • If needed, up to 2 years interest only may be available
  • A loan under the scheme must be secured by a mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory to QRIDA
  • No establishment fees, no account maintenance fees and no fees for early payout.

Interest rates

The initial annual interest rates for these concessional loans are:

RateEligible disaster
  • North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019

Defined disaster areas

The Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services has activated concessional loans for non-profit organisations in relation to the following eligible disasters:

  • North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019

To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the "defined disaster areas" for the relevant disaster (see below).

Eligible Disaster Defined Disaster AreaApplication closing date

North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
30 June 2021

Should you have any queries in relation to the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 please contact us on Freecall 1800 623 946 or contact your nearest Regional Area Manager in one of our regional offices.

QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Last updated
3 September 2020