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Cattle

Bovine Johne's Disease Assistance Scheme

The Bovine Johne’s Disease Assistance Scheme has now closed to applications.

Horses affected by the hendra virus quarantined

Hendra virus PPE Rebate Scheme

The Queensland Government has implemented a personal protective equipment (PPE) rebate scheme to assist private veterinary practices in offsetting the cost of eligible PPE for use by veterinary surgeons in the testing of suspect Hendra virus cases.

Drought Concessional Loans

Drought Concessional Loans Scheme

Applications for the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme for 2014-15 closed nationwide on 30 June 2015.

Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme

Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme

Applications for the Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme for 2014-15 closed on 30 June 2015.

Disaster Assistance

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Natural Disaster Assistance

Primary producers and small businesses directly affected by an eligible disaster may be eligible for low interest loans up to $250,000. Non-profit organisations directly affected by an eligible disaster may be eligible for a loan and grant package up to $105,000.

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Special Disaster Assistance

Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia and associated trough, 19 – 22 February 2015 may be eligible for grants up to $25,000 for recovery efforts to pay for clean up and restoration costs arising out of direct damage.

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Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital)

Primary producers and small businesses which have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of an eligible disaster may be eligible for low interest loans up to $100,000.

QRAA Productivity Loans

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Sustainability Loan

Finance up to $650,000 to cover capital costs to achieve a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.

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First Start Loan

Finance up to $650,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.

Interest Rates

Current interest rates

Table of current QRAA interest rates for First Start and Sustainability Loans.