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The Drought Assistance Programs have been developed to help primary producers prepare, manage, recover and mitigate the impacts of drought.

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Queensland Drought Assistance Programs

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) have undertaken significant reforms to help Queensland primary producers better manage future droughts through a range of assistance measures.

QRIDA is delivering these assistance measures on behalf of DAF.

Farm Management Grants

Farm Management Grants offer primary producers a 50 per cent rebate on the cost of eligible professional advice up to a maximum $2,500 to produce a Farm Business Resilience Plan for their property.

Drought Preparedness Grants

Drought Preparedness Grants offer up to $50,000 as a co-contribution grant to assist primary producers undertake on-farm capital improvements that will improve the drought preparedness of their property.

Additional support

QRIDA’s existing Sustainability Loan can help you mitigate the impact of drought by improving the water and feed infrastructure of your primary production enterprise. Get in touch with your local Regional Area Manager to find out what property developments you can carry out to reduce the impact of drought on your farming business.

Restructure your farm debt

Tackle farm debt head on with QRIDA’s Farm Business Analysis Assistance program. This free, no obligation program aims to get primary producers and financers back around the table to identify financial problems, rethink strategies and come up with options and recommendations to resolve underlying debt issues including debt restructure.

Existing clients

If you’re struggling to meet your repayments due to the effects of drought, contact QRIDA to find out how we can help you alleviate financial pressure. Every farm business is different, so we assess you on your situation to find a tailored solution.

Health and wellbeing 

Need to talk? Take care of your health and wellbeing by contacting one of the many support networks available for people in rural and remote areas: 

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Last updated
02 December 2021