Natural Disaster Assistance - Primary producer
Primary producers directly affected by an eligible disaster may be eligible for low interest loans up to $250,000.
What assistance is available?
A low interest loan up to $250,000 can assist you to re-establish your primary production enterprise by covering costs such as:
* repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment
* repairing or replacing buildings
* purchasing livestock to replace those lost in the disaster event
* meeting carry-on requirements including:
- re-planting, restoring or re-establishing areas affected by the disaster event
- essential property operations
- paying rent and rates
|Account maintenance fees|
|Early payout fees|
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for assistance, you must have received direct damage from an eligible natural disaster and your enterprise must be located in an activated local government area.
Please note that primary producers can only receive assistance under the Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.
Current disaster declarations
The Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services announced on 29 March 2017 that concessional loans are now available for primary producers affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, 28 March 2017.
To apply for assistance for direct damage caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, you must be located in one of the following local government areas:
Activated local government areas for Primary Producers - Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding, 28 March - 6 April 2017 (current as at 24 April 2017)
|Banana Shire Council|
|Central Highlands Regional Council|
|Gladstone Regional Council|
|Gold Coast City Council|
|Isaac Regional Council|
|Livingstone Shire Council|
|Lockyer Valley Regional Council|
|Logan City Council|
|Mackay Regional Council|
|North Burnett Regional Council|
|Rockhampton Regional Council|
|Scenic Rim Regional Council|
|Whitsunday Regional Council|
|Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council|
Individually Disaster Stricken Properties
If your enterprise has been affected by a natural disaster in an area which has not been activated you may be eligible to apply for assistance on an individually disaster stricken basis. To apply on this basis you should first apply for an IDSP Certificate through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For further information please visit the DAF website or call 13 25 23.
Should you have any queries in relation to the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements please contact us on Freecall 1800 623 946 or contact your nearest Regional Area Manager in one of our regional offices.
QRAA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).