Frequently asked questions

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QRIDA Faqs

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  • Yes, you should provide supporting information to assist in confirming all water allocations and any usage shown on your irrigation invoice were used to irrigate horticultural crops.

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

  • Yes. You can claim freight costs associated with purchasing replacement livestock or planting materials provided you have not been reimbursed for these costs by any other subsidies available from government agencies or charitable organisations.

    It’s recommended that you first consider accessing the Flood Freight Subsidy Restocking and Agistment Scheme (FFSRA) administered by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

    Further information on the FFSRA is available on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.

  • QRIDA Sustainability Loan may be able to help fund the remainder of your project. These loans offer up to $1.3 million and can help you invest in the latest infrastructure to create a viable future for your farming business including activities that improve farming system sustainability, natural resource sustainability and financial sustainability. Eligibility criteria apply.

  • Yes, however, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence of damage to your premises evidencing that you are unable to conduct your operations from that site and of costs associated with leasing or renting the temporary premises.

  • Yes, however, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence of damage to your premises evidencing that you are unable to conduct your operations from that site and of costs associated with leasing or renting the temporary premises.

  • The SPOT Trace unit is a Category A unit. Category B units are YB3i (RockFLEET), Skywave IDP690, IDP800, Orbcomm ST6100, CLS Triton ADV, Thrane & Thrane 3027 and Furuno Felcom-16.

  • To find the list of priority zones and to understand the merit criteria please read the guidelines.

  • Insurance minimums have been adjusted to accommodate small business/solo practitioners as the approved adviser program intended. Public liability ($10 million) and professional indemnity insurance ($2 million) to be held by a relevant professional organisation

  • Questions concerning your personal taxation circumstances should be directed to your taxation advisor or the Australian Taxation Office on 13 72 86.

  • Farm Business Analysis Assistance includes an assessment of past, present and projected position of the farm business summarised in a report. The report includes analysis and options based on the current and potential future of the business. The service is provided free of charge to the producer.

  • The categories are: 

    • taxi and limousine operators (including wheelchair accessible taxi operators) 
    • taxi and limousine licence holders 
    • authorised booking entities that provide booking services predominantly for taxis or limousines. 

    Please refer to the Scheme Guidelines for full details of eligibility requirements under each category. 

  • The rebate applies to the following charges:

    • allocation charges (Part A and Part C),
    • usage charges (Part B and Part D), and
    • access charges.
  • The terms and conditions of your loan were provided to you with your facility letter (loan agreement) that you signed when you took up the loan. View the general loan conditions.

  • If you are successful in receiving a grant you will be required to enter into a legally binding funding agreement with QRIDA. For more information on your grant obligations please read the guidelines.

  • In addition to a completed application, applicants must provide QRIDA with: 

    • Fishing licence authority number(s); 
    • Evidence of the purchase of approved vessel tracking unit(s) including: 
      • Tax invoices showing full details of the unit(s) and (if claimed) installation costs; 
      • Evidence of payment for these invoices in the form of a bank statement, bank receipt or official receipt from the supplier; and 
      • Serial number of the vessel tracking unit(s) (the number registered within FishNet SECURE). 
  • The cost usually includes the mediator’s fees, mediator’s out of pocket expenses such as travel, accommodation, phone and facsimile costs, together with any hire fee for the venue. The fee rate usually charged by the mediator is published on the Register of Mediators.

    Each party to a mediation must pay -

    • the party’s own costs for the mediation and
    • half of the mediator’s fee and costs for the mediation.
  • The content required in the Farm Business Resilience Plan is outlined in the Farm Management Grants guidelines.

  • Farm Business Analysis Assistance includes an assessment of past, present and projected position of the farm business summarised in a report. The report includes analysis and options based on the current and potential future of the business. The service is provided free of charge to the producer.

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

    • On receipt of a Form 3 Application for Enforcement Action Suspension Certificate (stop the mortgagee taking enforcement action) from a farmer, the authority (QRIDA) will issue a Notice S41 Show Cause to the mortgagee who has 20 business days to make written representation to show why an enforcement action suspension certificate should not be issued.
    • On receipt of written representations from the mortgagee, QRIDA will provide a copy to the farmer and then decide the application within 20 business days after the end of the show cause period.
    • Once QRIDA decides the application a Notice S43 Decision for Enforcement Action Suspension Certificate will be provided to both parties. The outcome is a decision to either approve or refuse the application for an Enforcement Action Suspension Certificate. No other directions or decisions are provided.
    • Dependant on the outcome, either party is entitled to a review (an internal review) of this decision. This is done by completing a Form 7 Request for Internal Review of Original Decision within 20 business days from the day notice was given.
    • Per Section 77(2) of the Act, the original decision does not take effect until the chief executive decides a review application or the end of the last day to apply for an internal review.

     

    • On receipt of a Form 4 Application for Exemption Certificate (exemption from obligation to offer mediation) from a mortgagee, the authority (QRIDA) will issue a Notice S50 Show Cause to the farmer who has 20 business days to make written representation to show why an exemption certificate should not be issued.
    • On receipt of written representations from the farmer, QRIDA will provide a copy to the mortgagee and then decide the application within 20 business days after the end of the show cause period.
    • Once QRIDA decides the application, a Notice S52 Decision for Exemption Certificate will be provided to both parties. The outcome is a decision to either approve or refuse the application for an exemption certificate. No other directions or decisions are provided.
    • Dependant on the outcome, either party is entitled to a review (an internal review) of this decision. This is done by completing a Form 7 Request for Internal Review of Original Decision within 20 business days from the day notice was given.
    • Per Section 77(2) of the Act, the original decision does not take effect until the chief executive decides a review application or the end of the last day to apply for an internal review.
  • Producers are free to disagree and encouraged to discuss the findings of the analysis report with their independent consultant. The aim of the assistance is to provide independent and objective analysis at no cost to the producer. Concerns must be raised direct with the independent consultant. The Farm Debt Restructure Office will ensure they have been adequately addressed.

  • You may be eligible if you can establish that your properties are eligible separate businesses

    When determining an eligible separate business, QRIDA may consider (but is not limited to):

    • the staffing arrangements of the separate property
    • whether the property has its own plant equipment or stock
    • the accounting arrangements of the separate property
    • whether the separate property operates under its own trading name
    • the commercial scale, viability and autonomy of each property.

    QRIDA will consider each application on a case by case basis taking into account the particular circumstances.

  • If after reasonable attempts an agreement cannot be reached at mediation, the mortgagee may make application to QRIDA for an Exemption Certificate. If the application is approved, the farmer has the right of review of this decision.

Last updated: 24 August 2022