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Primary Producer Flood Management Grants

The Primary Producer Flood Management Grant Scheme offers rebates to eligible primary producers of up to $7,500 towards the costs of professional advice, received on or after 18 May 2022, to improve resilience to flooding and high rainfall.

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Program information 

The Primary Producer Flood Management Grant Scheme is provided under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 

The rebate aims to help eligible Primary Producers offset all or part of the cost of eligible professional advice to improve the resilience of their primary production enterprise to flooding and high rainfall and develop a flood management plan. 

With guidance from an Industry Recovery and Resilience Officer (IRRO), applicants will engage suitably qualified professionals to provide advice which will contribute to a flood management plan. 

The flood management plan must be endorsed by the IRRO, ensuring that the advice received will improve resilience to flooding and high rainfall when implemented by the primary production enterprise. 

The scheme offers rebates of up to $7,500 and applicants may submit multiple applications up to the total eligible amount for advice received on or after 18 May 2022.

QRIDA is administering the Primary Producer Flood Management Grants Scheme on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Primary Producer Flood Management Grants Scheme, applicants must:

  • be a Primary Producer;

  • have a Primary Production enterprise located in defined area for an eligible disaster;

  • have received and paid for eligible professional advice for the eligible primary production enterprise on or after 18 May 2022;

  • provide a flood management plan endorsed by an Industry Recovery and Resilience Officer (IRRO); and

  • have not previously received financial assistance to cover the same cost from the State or the Commonwealth.

Defined disaster areas

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

Southern Queensland Flooding, 6 – 20 May 2022

  • Balonne Shire Council

  • Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Gympie Regional Council

  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council 

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council

  • North Burnett Regional Council

  • Scenic Rim Regional Council

  • Somerset Regional Council

  • South Burnett Regional Council

  • Southern Downs Regional Council

  • Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Western Downs Regional Council

South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February – 5 April 2022

  • Brisbane City Council 

  • Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council 

  • Gladstone Regional Council

  • Gold Coast City Council

  • Goondiwindi Regional Council

  • Gympie Regional Council

  • Ipswich City Council

  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council 

  • Logan City Council

  • Moreton Bay Regional Council

  • Noosa Shire Council

  • North Burnett Regional Council

  • Redland City Council 

  • Scenic Rim Regional Council

  • Somerset Regional Council 

  • South Burnett Regional Council

  • Southern Downs Regional Council

  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

  • Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Western Downs Regional Council

 Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 - 10 January 2022

  • Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Fraser Coast Regional Council

  • Gympie Regional Council

  • North Burnett Regional Council 

  • South Burnett Regional Council

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

  • Balonne Shire Council

  • Banana Shire Council

  • Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Goondiwindi Regional Council

  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council

  • Scenic Rim Regional Council

  • Somerset Regional Council

  • South Burnett Regional Council

  • Southern Downs Regional Council

  • Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Western Downs Regional Council

Funding may not be used for:

  • Advice or services that have not been paid for;

  • Costs related to implementing any measures that were identified in the flood management plan.

How to apply 

You will require the following documents to submit your application online:

  • Tax invoice for eligible professional advice received on or after 18 May 2022;

  • Evidence of payment for the tax invoice(s) i.e an official receipt(s) from the provider or a copy of the applicants bank transfer(s) or bank statement(s) for advice and/or services;

  • A copy of the IRRO endorsed flood management plan;

  • Any additional documents stated in the application form

Apply now

Applications close 30 September 2024 or when available funds have been allocated.

Frequently asked questions

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To apply for a rebate under the program complete and submit your application form and supporting information via the QRIDA online portal.

A suitably qualified professional adviser (e.g. accountancy advice, agronomic advice, financial planning, flood mapping, soil mapping and assessment). 

Yes, if you live in one of the defined disaster areas you may be eligible under the Scheme.

No, the primary producer chooses which adviser best suits their situation.

You are still eligible provided you received the advice on or after 18 May 2022.

No, the suitably qualified professional providing the advice cannot be the applicant.

Yes. Evidence of payment for the eligible professional advice and a copy of the IRRO endorsed flood management plan will be required when submitting the application. 

Applicants can submit multiple applications while the scheme is open, up to the total eligible amount of $7,500.

No, if an applicant is registered for GST, the assistance will be calculated calculated based on eligible costs excluding GST.

Yes, you are entitled to a decision review. See reviewing a decision for more information. 

A rebate is not guaranteed at any stage of the application process and applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.

No. You cannot obtain the rebate if you have received other Government funding for the same eligible advice. 

QRIDA will contact you via telephone, email, SMS or post. Should you be concerned about whether contact you have received is genuine, please contact QRIDA on Freecall 1800 623 946 and ask to speak with your Portfolio Manager.

If your application is successful QRIDA will reimburse the funds to your nominated bank account if you have provided evidence of already paid invoices.

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Southern Queensland Flooding, 6 – 20 May 2022 South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 5 April 2022 Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 – 10 January 2022 Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021

Last updated: 01 March 2024