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Current programs

QRAA is a specialist administrator of government financial assistance programs including loans, grants, rebates and subsidies.

Since 1994, QRAA has established a reputation for cost-effective, timely, robust and transparent service delivery.

Through the assistance programs it administers, QRAA contributes to Queensland Government objectives by:

  • fostering the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland
  • supporting the state’s economy by providing assistance to primary producers, small businesses and other elements of the state’s economy
  • giving assistance by administering programs for the Australian Government and other states in rural and regional sectors outside Queensland.
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Productivity Loans

Due to unprecedented demand, the 2016-17 funding allocations totalling $120 million for First Start and Sustainability Loans were fully allocated by 31 March 2017. Whilst further funding is not expected to become available until after 1 July 2017 for the 2017-18 Financial Year, some previously committed funds may become available if an approved applicant does not proceed. Should you wish to be considered for any funding that may become available before 30 June 2017, QRAA invites you to submit an application in readiness.

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Farm Management Grants

Rebates of up to $2,500 to assist eligible Queensland farming families offset the costs of professional advice associated with succession planning.

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.

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Disaster recovery

Disaster-affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations throughout Queensland may be eligible to apply for recovery assistance under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Taxi and limo indsutry assistance

Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme Regulation 2016 – Industry Hardship Assistance Scheme

Assistance for the existing taxi and limousine industry to adjust to structural changes in the personalised transport market.

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Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme Regulation 2016 - Transitional Assistance Payment Scheme

Transitional assistance for eligible Queensland taxi service licence holders and limousine service licence holders. Applications closed 24 March 2017.

Last updated
10 May 2017