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Queensland primary producers impacted during disaster events may be eligible for low interest loans and grants to help them recover. 

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Disaster assistance for primary producers

North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019

Queensland Bushfires, September – December 2019

Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor and associated low pressure system, 19 – 27 March 2019

Central Queensland Bushfires, 22 November – 6 December 2018

Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms, 11 – 14 October 2018

Please note that applicants can only receive assistance under the Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.

QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Individually Disaster Stricken Properties 

Primary producers significantly affected during a disaster, but not located in a defined disaster area may be eligible to apply for assistance as an individually disaster-stricken enterprise.  In this circumstance, the current commercial lending rate applies unless the concessional interest rate is granted by QRIDA.

To apply on this basis you should first apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) Certificate through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For further information please visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website or call 13 25 23.

Should you have any queries in relation to the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 contact us on Freecall 1800 623 946 or contact your nearest Regional Area Manager.

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