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Primary producers suffering from prolonged drought conditions can rely on QRIDA for support to help them manage, recover and mitigate the impacts of drought. Flexible repayments options are available. 

Windmill in dry paddock

If you’re struggling to meet your repayments due the effects of drought, contact QRIDA to find out how we can help you to alleviate financial pressure. Every farm business is different and so we assess you on your individual situation to find a tailored solution for you.

Queensland Drought Assistance and Reform Package

QRIDA is working with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) on the Queensland Drought Assistance and Reform Package and further information can be found at Primary Producers can join a mailing list for further information by emailing

QRIDA will post new information on our website as soon as it becomes available

Mitigate the impacts of drought

QRIDA’s Sustainability Loan can help you mitigate the impact of drought by improving the water and feed infrastructure of your primary production enterprise. Get in touch with your local Regional Area Manager to find out what property developments you can carry out to reduce the impact of drought on your farming business.

Refinance your farm debt with the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) who administer concessional loans of up to $2 million to help primary producers manage or recover from the effects of drought. For more information about the loans and eligibility requirements, contact the RIC on 1800 875 675 or email

Restructure your farm debt

Get your finances back on track with QRIDA’s Farm Business Analysis Assistance program. This free, no obligation program aims to get primary producers and financers back around the table to identify financial problems, rethink strategies and come up with options and recommendations to resolve underlying debt issues including debt restructure.

Health and wellbeing 

Need to talk? Take care of your health and wellbeing by contacting one of the many support networks available for people in rural and remote areas: 

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Last updated
28 October 2021