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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.

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 Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme

Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme

Drought Recovery Concessional Loans help eligible farm businesses undertake planting and restocking activities. The Australian Government has extended the application period to 31 October 2016 and committed an extra $5 million for the provision of the loans in Queensland.

Drought Concessional Loans

Drought Concessional Loans Scheme

Drought Concessional Loans assist farm businesses to recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term. The Australian Government has extended the application period to 31 October 2016, providing Queensland with an extra $10 million for the provision of the loans.

Net-free fishing zones

2016 Net Fishing Buyback Scheme

The Queensland Government has announced a second round of voluntary licence buybacks for commercial fishers associated with Queensland's new net-free fishing zones.

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.