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Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants of up to $75,000 are available for primary producers who suffered direct damage as a result of the Queensland Bushfires September - December 2019.

New grass shoots appear on burnt ground after a bushfire

The Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants provides assistance up to a maximum of $75,000 to assist eligible primary producers with the costs of clean-up, reinstatement and emergency measures.

The grant is subject to the terms and conditions detailed in the guidelines (PDF, 351KB). View the guidelines for further detailed information regarding eligibility criteria, eligible activities and how to apply.

Applications close 31 December 2020.

How can the assistance help you? 

Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:

  • hiring, leasing or purchase of equipment and/or materials to undertake clean-up
  • additional labour costs arising directly from the disaster event
  • disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
  • repairing a building or repairing or replacing fittings in a building which is essential for resuming business operations
  • repairing or replacing fencing and horticultural netting
  • reconditioning/repairing essential plant and equipment
  • salvaging crops, grain, feed, fertiliser and timber
  • health assessment, treatment and maintenance for livestock, poultry and aquaculture species
  • purchase of fodder, grain, and feeds for livestock and poultry, and/or temporary stock agistment costs for existing livestock, and associated transport costs
  • purchase or hire/lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business 
  • replacement of essential water used for firefighting purposes
  • water cartage
  • payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections.

A full list of eligible activities is detailed in the guidelines (PDF, 351KB).

Defined disaster areas

Queensland Bushfires, September - December 2019:

  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Mareeba Shire Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council.

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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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