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Disaster Assistance Loans are available to assist primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations with re-establishing normal operations. 

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Loan features

Loan amount Maximum of $250,000
Loan term Up to 10 years
Repayments If needed, up to two years interest only may be available.
Security A loan under the scheme must be secured by a mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory to QRIDA.
Fees No establishment fees, no account maintenance fees and no fees for early payout. 

    What assistance is available?

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

    • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment 
    • repairing or replacing farm buildings 
    • purchasing livestock to replace those lost in the disaster event 
    • meeting carry-on requirements including: 
      • re-planting, restoring or re-establishing areas affected by the disaster event 
      • sustenance 
      • essential property operations 
      • paying rent and rates

    Defined disaster areas 

    The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services has activated disaster assistance for primary producers for the following events:

    Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 – 10 January 2022

    To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

    • Bundaberg Regional Council
    • Fraser Coast Regional Council
    • Gympie Regional Council
    • North Burnett Regional Council
    • South Burnett Regional Council

    Applications close 31 December 2023.

    Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021

    To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

    • Banana Shire Council
    • Bundaberg Regional Council
    • Goondiwindi Regional Council
    • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
    • Scenic Rim Regional Council
    • South Burnett Regional Council
    • Southern Downs Regional Council
    • Toowoomba Regional Council
    • Western Downs Regional Council

    Applications close 31 December 2023.

    Southern Queensland Severe Weather, 20 - 31 March 2021

    To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

    • Goondiwindi Regional Council
    • Southern Downs Regional Council

    Applications close 31 December 2022.

    Tropical Cyclone Niran and Associated Low Pressure System, 25 February - 3 March 2021

    To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

    • Cairns Regional Council
    • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    • Hinchinbrook Regional Council
    • Mareeba Shire Council
    • Tablelands Regional Council

    Applications close 31 December 2022.

    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.

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    Loan features

    Loan amount Maximum of $250,000
    Loan term Up to 10 years
    Repayments If needed, up to two years interest only may be available.
    Security A loan under the scheme must be secured by a mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory to QRIDA.
    Fees No establishment fees, no account maintenance fees and no fees for early payout.

      What assistance is available? 

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

      • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment 
      • repairing or replacing buildings 
      • supplying stock for up to one month to replace lost stock and maintain liquidity of the business 
      • meeting carry-on requirements including: 
        • sustenance 
        • paying rent and rates. 

      Defined disaster areas

      The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services has activated disaster assistance for:

      Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 – 10 January 2022

      To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

      • Bundaberg Regional Council
      • Fraser Coast Regional Council
      • Gympie Regional Council
      • North Burnett Regional Council
      • South Burnett Regional Council

      Applications close 31 December 2023.

      Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021

      To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in the following defined disaster area:

      • Goondiwindi Regional Council

      Applications close 31 December 2023.

      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.

      Frequently asked questions

      View all FAQs

      Get in touch

      Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

      News, events & stories

      Last updated
      11 January 2022