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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 

    The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services has activated disaster assistance for primary producers for the following events:

    Southern Queensland Severe Weather, 20 - 31 March 2021

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

    • Goondiwindi Regional Council
    • Southern Downs Regional Council

    Tropical Cyclone Niran and Associated Low Pressure System, 25 February - 3 March 2021

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

    • Cairns Regional Council
    • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    • Hinchinbrook Regional Council
    • Mareeba Shire Council
    • Tablelands Regional Council

    Apply now

    Applications close 31 December 2022. If you need assistance completing your application please contact QRIDA.

    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

      The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services has activated disaster assistance for 

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

      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.

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      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 

      The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services has activated disaster assistance for 

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

      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.

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      Last updated
      08 May 2021