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.
If you are a primary producer looking to upgrade, expand or diversify your primary production enterprise or if you have the desire to enter into primary production or become a partner in an existing family operation, QRAA's First Start and Sustainability Loans can help you reach your goals.
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 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.
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).
The Queensland Government has announced a second round of voluntary licence buybacks for commercial fishers associated with Queensland's new net-free fishing zones.