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  • No. The program has been structured and criteria has been established to assess the skills, qualification and experience of individuals to give advice and confirm them as approved advisors, not a company or organisation. 

  • No. Producers are not required to implement any options provided in the report.

  • DAF have a range of resources available including a Farm Business Resilience Plan template, guidance notes and an informational video on how to complete your plan.

  • A Farm Business Resilience Plan will be requested within a reasonable period of time. A Farm Business Resilience Plan helps to:

    • recognise risks associated with production, including climate and weather (such as drought)
    • identify business risks, including financial and market factors, and how to respond to those risks and
    • understand personal risks such as workplace health and safety.

    DAF have a range or resources available including a Farm Business Resilience Plan template, guidance notes and an informational video on how to complete your plan.

  • Primary production enterprises and small to medium sized businesses applying for the grant must be registered for GST. All other applicant entities need to indicate whether or not they are registered for GST in the form.

  • If you are applying before you commence replacement activities, you will need to submit a quote for costs associated with acquiring a new wheelchair accessible taxi vehicle.

    In obtaining quotes you are required to take reasonable steps to achieve value for money in acquiring a new wheelchair accessible taxi.

  • Both the farmer and the mortgagee should keep accurate records and evidence of the service of notices together with copies of all notices served or given on each other.

  • In submitting subsequent applications for rebates, you will only be required to provide additional information relevant to their current claim.

  • Yes. To claim a rebate, the advice must be provided by an approved adviser listed on the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority’s (QRIDA) website when your claim is submitted. 

  • No. QRIDA oversees the Farm Debt Restructure Office including the Farm Business Analysis Assistance application process and the pre-approved panel of  financial independent consultants. The purpose of the program is to provide independent specialist rural financial advice.

    QRIDA’s Regional Area Managers located throughout Queensland can help refer potential applicants to the Farm Debt Restructure Office for assistance.

  • No. The Farm Business Analysis Assistance provides specific, independent expert financial advice for the primary producer in addition to their regular accountant, financial advisor or Rural Financial Counsellor. An eligible primary producer can select a consultant from a pre-approved panel of independent consultants overseen by QRIDA.

    The Rural Financial Counselling Service which is funded by the Australian Government often provides assistance and support to a primary producer over a period of up to 3 years whereas the Farm Business Analysis Assistance is a more timely and immediate review of the producer’s financial situation and future restructure, repair and recovery options.

  • No. Assistance only relates to obtaining professional services in compiling the analysis report. If the producer seeks to implement options from the Farm Business Analysis Assistance, they do so at their own cost.

  • Grant funding is available to purchase of a new vehicle and purchase and install wheelchair accessibility devices for that vehicle. View guidelines for more information. 

  • The 50 per cent cash contribution may be provided in the form of a bank loan, your own funds, project partner funds or a combination of these. Government assistance of any kind cannot be used to make up the 50 per cent contribution.

  • You can apply for financial assistance under the scheme online via QRIDA's online application portal. 

  • Applications for rebates can be made online through the QRIDA portal.

    Irrigators who do not have internet access should contact QRIDA.

  • The calculations of your in-kind contribution is based on your best estimate.

    The following figures may help guide you:

    • Calculate general labour at $20 per hour
    • Calculate volunteer specialist labour (for example, engineer or architect) at $45 per hour
    • Calculate donated goods at the price you would pay for them if they were not donated.
  • Jobs are to be calculated as Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff.

    Full time work is 35 hours per week or more. If your project will employ casual or part time workers, calculate the number of hours to be worked by these employees and divide that total by 35 to determine full time equivalents.

    For example, seven casual employees working 10 hours per week totalling 70 hours per week, equates to two full time employees.

  • The draw down process will be clearly outlined in your approval correspondence from QRIDA. To draw down on the approved grant funds, you may either:

    1. submit official invoices and QRIDA will pay 25 per cent of the invoice amount to suppliers or
    2. submit fully paid official invoices and official receipts or similar evidence of payment and QRIDA will reimburse 25 per cent of the receipt amount to the grant recipient.

    You are able to make multiple requests to draw against the approved grant amount within the approved time frame.

    You are still entitled to claim all of the GST credits for your purchase even though QRIDA is providing funds to assist with the purchase. QRIDA will only reimburse eligible amounts excluding GST.

  • The draw down process will be clearly outlined in your approval correspondence from QRIDA. To draw down on the approved grant funds, you will need to provide either:

    1. an official tax invoice and an authority to pay for QRIDA to pay directly to the supplier; or
    2. an official tax invoice and receipt (generally an EFT receipt) for reimbursement to your account if you have already paid the tax invoice yourself.

    If you have not paid the invoice, QRIDA will pay 50 per cent of the GST-exclusive supplier invoice directly to the supplier on your behalf.

    If you have already paid the invoice, QRIDA will pay 50 per cent of the GST-exclusive supplier invoice to you.

    You are still entitled to claim all of the GST credits for your purchase even though QRIDA is providing funds to assist with the purchase.

  • This is included under the ‘key definitions’ link which details the criteria for the application of the Act.

  • The farmer will need to check their balance/s and if this occurs raise it with the mortgagee first and then if not satisfied, raise it with QRIDA.

  • A written representation is required that needs to be provided to QRIDA within 20 business days from receipt of the notice.

  • A Heads of Agreement can be revoked by completing a Notice S29 Revoking Head of Agreement.

Last updated: 24 August 2022