Frequently asked questions

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  • All applicants must have utilised their sources of liquid assets and normal credit sources up to normal credit limits, meaning you must utilise your overdraft as part of your overall funding requirements.

  • It is the expectation that work on the approved activity is commenced within 90 days of approval, and that the whole activity is completed within 6 months. Exceptions to this can be organised.

  • Projects approved for drought ready measures should commence within 90 days and should be completed, with approved funding drawn within six months from entering into a loan agreement.

  • Yes. Eligible applicants can apply to place a new wheelchair accessible taxi in their taxi service licence if a motor vehicle had not been stated in the licence for a period of 3 months or more prior to 1 December 2023.

  • A range of funding sources can be used for your co-contribution, including credit accounts, term deposits, Farm Management Deposits or other investments, and funds available within existing loan facilities or raised through new loans.

    Your co-contribution cannot be funded from a grant (government or non-government) or charitable source. This includes the $75,000 Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant and the Freight Subsidy administered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

  • The Rural Agricultural Development (sheep and goats) Grant Scheme has a two-step application process. You must first submit an expression of interest (EOI) form, then successful EOI participants will then be invited to submit a full application for the grant.

  • You may submit more than one application for different projects, or in future rounds of funding.  However, you may not receive more than one Rural Agricultural Development Grant for a substantially similar project activity.

  • You must immediately notify QRIDA if there is a change to the scope of the project. Contact us here.

  • No. The ZEV rebate scheme commenced on 1 July 2022, and clear program guidelines outlining eligibility requirements were published when the scheme was launched and can be read here.

    The guideline outlines that ZEVs purchased under a lease arrangement are not eligible for the ZEV Rebate Scheme. 'Lease arrangements' include all arrangements related to leased vehicles, including those accessed under a ‘novated lease’.

    The guidelines establish the eligibility criteria, specifically section 4.2(k) states that ZEV rebates are ineligible for vehicles managed or leased through a Lease or Fleet Management Organisation. 

    Outright capital costs to the customer purchasing a ZEV are typically avoided under lease or fleet organisation arrangement.

    Lease arrangements may also include the coverage of costs related to operational elements, such as registration, servicing, and fuel, which is a further reason why they are also ineligible.

Last updated: 31 January 2023