Drought Recovery Concessional Loans are now available to help eligible farm businesses undertake planting and restocking activities. The Australian Government has committed $15 million for the provision of Drought Recovery Concessional Loans in Queensland in 2015-16.
Drought Concessional Loans are available to assist farm businesses recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term. Under the scheme, the Australian Government has provided Queensland with $30 million for the provision of Drought Concessional Loans in 2015-16.
The Bovine Johne’s Disease Assistance Scheme has now closed to applications.
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.
The Queensland Government is implementing net-free fishing zones in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton. A Licence Buyback Scheme, Settlement Scheme and Impact Alleviation Scheme are being provided for affected commercial fishers.
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.
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.
Applications for all Special Disaster Assistance grants due to Tropical Cyclone Marcia and associated trough, closed on 11 September 2015.
QRAA Productivity Loans
Finance up to $650,000 to cover capital costs to achieve a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.
Finance up to $650,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.
Table of current QRAA interest rates for First Start and Sustainability Loans.