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Disaster Assistance Loans are available to assist primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations with re-establishing normal operations. 

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Loan features

Loan amount Maximum of $250,000
Loan term Up to 10 years
Repayments If needed, up to two years interest only may be available.
Security A loan under the scheme must be secured by a mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory to QRIDA.
Fees No establishment fees, no account maintenance fees and no fees for early payout. 

    What assistance is available?

     Concessional loans are provided to assist you to re-establish the normal operations of your primary production enterprise by covering costs such as: 

    • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment 
    • repairing or replacing farm 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 
    • sustenance 
    • essential property operations 
    • paying rent and rates

    Defined disaster areas 

    To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas.

    Eligible disaster Defined disaster area Application closing date
    Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor and Associated Low Pressure System 19-27 March 2019 
    • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council 
    • Boulia Shire Council 
    • Cook Shire Council 
    • Diamantina Shire Council 
    • Longreach Regional Council 
    30 June 2022 
    North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019 
    • Burdekin Shire Council 
    • Burke Shire Council 
    • Carpentaria Shire Council 
    • Charters Towers Regional Council 
    • Cloncurry Shire Council 
    • Croydon Shire Council 
    • Douglas Shire Council 
    • Etheridge Shire Council 
    • Flinders Shire Council 
    • Hinchinbrook Shire Council 
    • McKinlay Shire Council 
    • Richmond Shire Council 
    • Townsville City Council 
    • Whitsunday Regional Council 
    • Winton Shire Council 
    30 June 2021 
    Central Queensland Bushfires, 22 November - 6 December 2018 event 
    • Gladstone Regional Council 
    • Mackay Regional Council 
    • Rockhampton Regional Council 
    30 June 2021 
    Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms, 11 – 14 October 2018 
    • Fraser Coast Regional Council 
    • Gympie Regional Council 
    • South Burnett Regional Council 
    30 June 2021 

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    QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018. 

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    Loan features

    Loan amount Maximum of $250,000
    Loan term Up to 10 years
    Repayments If needed, up to two years interest only may be available.
    Security A loan under the scheme must be secured by a mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory to QRIDA.
    Fees No establishment fees, no account maintenance fees and no fees for early payout.

      What assistance is available? 

      Concessional loans are provided to assist you to re-establish the normal operations of your small business by covering costs such as: 

      • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment 
      • repairing or replacing buildings 
      • supplying stock for up to one month to replace lost stock and maintain liquidity of the business 
      • meeting carry-on requirements including: 
      • sustenance 
      • paying rent and rates 

      Defined disaster areas

      To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas.

      Eligible disaster Defined disaster area Application closing date
      Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor and Associated Low Pressure System, 19 - 27 March 2019 
      • Cook Shire Council
      30 June 2022 
      North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January - 14 February 2019 
      • Burdekin Shire Council 
      • Burke Shire Council 
      • Carpentaria Shire Council 
      • Charters Towers Regional Council 
      • Cloncurry Shire Council 
      • Croydon Shire Council 
      • Douglas Shire Council 
      • Etheridge Shire Council 
      • Flinders Shire Council 
      • Hinchinbrook Shire Council 
      • McKinlay Shire Council 
      • Richmond Shire Council 
      • Townsville City Council 
      • Winton Shire Council 
      30 June 2021 
      Central Queensland Bushfires, 22 November – 6 December 2018 
      • Gladstone Regional Council 
      • Mackay Regional Council 
      • Rockhampton Regional Council 
      30 June 2021 

       

      QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

      Frequently asked questions

      View all FAQs

      Get in touch

      Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

      News, events & stories

      Loan features

      Loan amount Maximum $100,000
      Loan term Up to 10 years
      Repayments If needed, up to two years interest only may be available
      Security A loan under the scheme must be secured by a mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory to QRIDA.
      Fees No establishment fees, no account maintenance fees and no fees for early payout.

      What assistance is available? 

      Concessional loans are provided to assist you with essential working capital for expenses such as: 

      • paying salaries or wages 
      • paying creditors 
      • paying rent or rates 
      • buying goods, including for example, fuel essential to carry on the non-profit activities

      Defined disaster areas 

      To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas.

      Eligible disaster event Defined disaster area Application closing date
      North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019 
      • Burdekin Shire Council 
      • Cloncurry Shire Council 
      • Douglas Shire Council 
      • Flinders Shire Council 
      • Hinchinbrook Shire Council 
      • McKinlay Shire Council 
      • Richmond Shire Council 
      • Townsville City Council 
      • Winton Shire Council 
      30 June 2021 

       

      QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the joint Commonwealth / Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018. 

      Frequently asked questions

      View all FAQs

      Get in touch

      Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

      News, events & stories