QRAA administers Government financial programs and services...
QRAA administers assistance programs including subsidies, rebates, grants and loans on behalf of the Commonwealth and State Governments throughout Australia. These programs progress Government climatic, sustainability, biosecurity and productivity enhancement policies and objectives.
Bovine Johne's Disease Assistance Scheme
On 17 May 2013 Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Dr John McVeigh announced details of financial assistance being administered by QRAA to support producers affected by bovine Johne’s disease. A full range of information including scheme guidelines and application forms will be available on QRAA’s website from 31 May 2013. For the Minister’s announcement click here.
Existing QRAA loan clients
Relief arrangements may be made for your existing QRAA loan facility should you be experiencing financial difficulty at this time.
For more information please visit the Loan Amendment Request page.
Tropical Cyclone Oswald and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 21 - 29 January 2013
QRAA Client Liaison Officers will be at recovery centres in various locations to discuss financial assistance available to disaster affected primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations - CLICK HERE for more details.
Exceptional Disaster Assistance
Primary producers and businesses who have suffered extreme flood damage in selected local government areas may be eligible for a loan / grant package of up to $650,000 under the Exceptional Disaster Assistance Scheme.
Special Disaster Assistance (Grants): Available now
Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by Tropical Cyclone Oswald and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 21 – 29 January 2013 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.
Natural Disaster Assistance
Natural Disaster Assistance has been activated for selected Local Government Areas in Queensland. Primary producers and small businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Oswald and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 21-29 Jan 2013, may be eligible for concessional loans of up to $250,000 for recovery efforts.
Existing QRAA loan clients please also visit the Loan Amendment Request page.
Disaster recovery assistance factsheet now available - click here
Other disaster assistance
Primary producers, in the Etheridge Shire Council and Tablelands Regional Council, affected by the Far Northern Queensland Bushfires, late October to December 2012 may be eligible for concessional loans of up to $250,000. For more information click here.
Queensland East Coast Net Fishing Reduction Scheme
The first two invitations for offers for the Queensland East Coast Commercial Net Fishing Reduction Scheme have now closed. The Queensland Government has indicated a further scheme will be launched in the near future. Further information will be available at that time.
QRAA Productivity Loans
New reduced interest rates
1 year fixed
3 year fixed
5 year fixed
Hendra Virus PPE Rebate Scheme
The Queensland Government has implemented a personal protective equipment (PPE) rebate scheme, available from 1 July 2012, 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. For more information click here.