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Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants

If your primary production enterprise has suffered direct damage as a result of the Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019, you may be eligible for the Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants to assist you with the cost of clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures.

Please note applications close on 31 December 2020.

The Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants provides assistance up to a maximum of $75,000 to assist eligible primary producers with the costs of clean-up, reinstatement and emergency measures.

How can the assistance help you?

Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:

  • hiring, leasing or purchase of equipment and/or materials to undertake clean-up
  • additional labour costs arising directly from the disaster event
  • disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
  • repairing a building or repairing or replacing fittings in a building which is essential for resuming business operations
  • repairing or replacing fencing and horticultural netting
  • reconditioning/repairing essential plant and equipment
  • salvaging crops, grain, feed, fertiliser and timber
  • health assessment, treatment and maintenance for livestock, poultry and aquaculture species
  • purchase of fodder, grain, and feeds for livestock and poultry, and/or temporary stock agistment costs for existing livestock, and associated transport costs
  • purchase or hire/lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
  • replacement of essential water used for firefighting purposes
  • water cartage
  • payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections.

A full list of eligible activities is detailed in the Guidelines.


Defined disaster area:

Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019:

  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Mareeba Shire Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council

Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants are subject to the terms and conditions detailed in the Guidelines. Please view the Guidelines for further detailed information regarding eligibility criteria, eligible activities and how to apply.

Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Should you have any queries our Regional Area Managers are available to assist you, or please phone on Freecall 1800 623 946 or email QRIDA at

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.

Related information

Key tips for applicants:

1. take photos of damage
2. keep your paperwork; receipts, invoices, quotes and estimates etc.
3. contact us with any questions

Other support agencies

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has more information on the range of flood assistance and other support available to Queensland primary producers from fodder and freight subsidies to accessing Rural Financial Counsellors.

Lifeline 131 114

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Salvation Army 1300 362 622

Current disaster activations

Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019 (PDF)

For all other events please visit the Queensland Reconstruction Authority website.

Category C Establishment Notices

Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019 (PDF)

Contact us

Freecall 1800 623 946


Regional Area Managers

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This is a joint Commonwealth/Queensland Government funded assistance scheme under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

Last updated
31 July 2020