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QRAA Productivity Loans

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Sustainability Loan

Finance up to $1,300,000 to assist in achieving a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.

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First Start Loan

Finance up to $2,000,000 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.

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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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.

Other assistance

Drought Assistance Concessional Loans

Applications for Drought Assistance Concessional Loans are now open. These low interest loans are available to assist farm businesses manage, recover from and prepare for droughts and maintain prospects for long term commercial viability.

Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme

Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme

Applications for the Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme for 2015-16 closed nationwide on 31 October 2016.

Drought Assistance Concessional Loans

Drought Concessional Loans Scheme

Applications for the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme for 2015-16 closed nationwide on 31 October 2016.

Regional Service

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Regional service

QRAA has a network of eight Client Liaison Officers based throughout Queensland who are available to liaise with producers, small business operators, bankers, accountants and government agencies to provide up-to-date information on QRAA's programs. They are also available to meet on-farm with producers to respond to their queries and applications.