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  • No. QRIDA will pay 50 percent of invoice amounts for items claimed, exclusive of GST. This is because you will be able to claim the GST component of your purchases when you lodge your Business Activity Statement with the Australian Taxation Office.

  • No. However the Farm Debt Restructure Office will undertake a follow up review to understand what options, if any, have been implemented.

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

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

  • Assistance amounts provided under the scheme will be calculated on the invoice amount excluding GST.

    (You may be eligible to claim this GST component as part of your normal Business Activity Statement (BAS) submissions).

  • If you are registered for GST, the rebate will be calculated on the invoice amount excluding GST. You may be eligible to claim the GST component as part of your normal Business Activity Statement (BAS) submissions. 

    If you are not registered for GST, the assistance will be calculated on the invoice amount including GST.

  • No, QRIDA will pay invoice amounts for items claimed, exclusive of GST. This is because you will be able to claim the GST component of your purchases when you lodge your Business Activity Statement with the Australian Taxation Office.

  • No. Rebates are only available to help offset the cost of seeking eligible professional advice to develop a Farm Business Resilience Plan.  

    If you are eligible, the Drought Preparedness Grant, or a Sustainability Loan may be used to fund activities identified within the Farm Business Resilience Plan.

  • No. Rebates are only available to help offset the cost of seeking advice about undertaking a carbon farming project on your land. Rebates are not provided for implementing the actions provided in the advice. 

  • The Australian Government has made the grant assistance received under this scheme non-assessable, non-exempt income. You do not pay tax on non‑assessable, non-exempt income and you do not include the amount when you work out your tax loss.

    Grant assistance received under this scheme is also not subject to GST.

    Please seek advice from your accountant and/or the Australian Tax Office on 1800 806 218 if you have further questions about your individual situation.

  • Applicants are able to apply for assistance under the scheme in only one of the following capacities:

    1. Primary producer; or
    2. Small business owner; or
    3. Non-profit organisation.
  • The Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants may be able to assist primary producers in re-establishing topsoil. Please contact QRIDA to discuss your circumstances.

  • You are not able to claim assistance for the use of your own equipment, for example dry hire or the cost of your own labour. 

    You may however claim for any additional labour or fuel, oil and other costs incurred in the use of this equipment. Fuel, machinery and operator costs incurred as a result of the eligible disaster can be detailed using the Fuel Calculator Schedule within the application form. 

  • No. Funding is not guaranteed at any stage of the application process and the payment is subject to the availability of funding.

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

  • A Deed of Priority may be required by your commercial bank to formalise the loan security arrangements between lenders. This request will require QRIDA to undertake an assessment of your business and the security position proposed. To discuss this with QRIDA, please email jobsupportloan@qrida.qld.gov.au and your Portfolio Manager will be in contact to discuss.


  • You may be able to apply for certain eligible clean-up, reinstatement or relocation costs for your business. Please contact QRIDA for further information and to discuss your individual circumstances.

  • Loss of income is not eligible under the Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant scheme or Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant scheme.  If your business has not experienced direct damage, but has suffered a significant loss of income as a result of the disaster event you may be eligible to apply for a Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loan.

  • If there are any changes to your circumstances, you must contact QRIDA on Freecall 1800 623 946 or email carbonfundrebate@qrida.qld.gov.au as this may change your eligibility to be an approved adviser. 

    Should QRIDA determine you no longer meet the eligibility for an approved adviser, you will be advised in writing where a decision has been taken to suspend of cancel approval. This letter will detail the reasons and justification which informed this decision. 

  • Loss of income is not eligible under the Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant scheme. If your business has not experienced direct damage, but has suffered a significant loss of income as a result of the disaster event you may be eligible to apply for a Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loan.

  • No. To be eligible for assistance, your vehicle must be at least 6 years old, have an odometer reading of at least 800,000kms and repairs with an estimated cost of $10,000 (excluding GST) determined in writing by a mechanic, panel beater or other relevant tradesperson. You may be able to apply in subsequent funding rounds of this scheme once your vehicle has reached the age requirement.

  • No. Loss of income is not eligible under this scheme.  This assistance is available to help with costs of clean-up and reinstatement caused by direct damage from the disaster event. 

    However, if your enterprise has not experienced direct damage, but has suffered a significant loss of income as a result of the Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019, you may be eligible to apply for an Extraordinary Bushfire Assistance Loan of up to $500,000. 

  • The application form will ask you to nominate how much of the water usage shown on your irrigation invoice is applicable to horticulture. You will need to provide information to support the amount you have nominated.

    If you are unable to provide information that demonstrates water usage applicable to horticulture you will be required to provide details of the land areas under horticulture and non-horticulture production. QRIDA will use this information to calculate your rebate amount using relevant Australian Bureau of Statistics irrigation water application rates.

    Please refer to the question on information to be provided with a rebate application for examples of information and evidence that may be provided to support your application.

  • Loss of income is not eligible under the Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant scheme.

Last updated: 24 August 2022