Financial assistance is now available for primary producers affected by the February 2022 rainfall event. This jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) assistance comprises:
Category B assistance: concessional loans of up to $250,000, essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 at a concessional interest rate, and freight subsidies of up to $5000.
Category D assistance: the maximum grant amount is $75,000 and is available through an initial amount of up to $15,000. Evidence of the direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts is required.
Funds can be used to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other recovery costs.
A subsequent amount of up to $60,000 is available, for which full evidence of payment is required.
The local government areas currently activated within the defined disaster area are:
• Brisbane City Council
• Fraser Coast Regional Council
• Gold Coast City 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
Financial assistance of up to $50,000, with up to $15,000 upfront, is also available for impacted small businesses and not-for-profits that provide services to the agriculture sector.
We still encourage impacted primary producers to fill out the online Natural Disaster Impact Survey, as the Queensland Government will keep monitoring impacts associated with this event to activate additional assistance if and as required.
Impacted primary producers outside of the disaster area can still seek Individual Disaster Stricken Property Declaration (IDSP) assistance.
Grant applications are administered by QRIDA. For more details or to apply visit qrida.qld.gov.au or freecall 1800 623 946.
Read the media release about the financial assistance.
For any further enquires, contact DAF at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 13 25 23.