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The North Queensland Economic Diversification Grants were for projects that broaden and diversify economic opportunities in areas impacted by the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough. 

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Program information

Co-contribution grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 were available on a competitive basis for projects in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors that diversify existing industries, start new ones and lead to more jobs.

For further details, including eligible areas, guidelines and frequently asked questions see below.

The North Queensland Economic Diversification Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.

Successful projects

To view a listing of the successful applicants from Round 1 of these grants and the projects they will undertake, visit the National Recovery and Resilience Agency website.

Eligible areas

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council

Round 2 key dates

3 March 2022 Applications open
20 May 2022 Applications close 11.59pm AEST
29 July 2022 Applicants will be notified of outcome

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Applications closed 20 May 2022.

Please do not mail original documents as we are unable to return them.

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Last updated
20 May 2022