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.
Availability of First Start and Sustainability Loans is subject to funding each financial year. During 2016-17, Queensland primary producers have already taken up a record $100 million in QRAA’s First Start and Sustainability Loans.
Rebates of up to $2,500 to assist eligible Queensland farming families offset the costs of professional advice associated with succession planning.
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.
Transitional assistance for eligible Queensland taxi service licence holders and limousine service licence holder. Applications closed 24 March 2017.
Disaster-affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations throughout Queensland may be eligile to apply for recovery assistance under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).