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Exceptional Disaster Assistance Loans are available to help primary producers and small businesses who have sustained exceptional damage as a direct result of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough.

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Key program information

    • Loan amount

      maximum of $1 million

    • Security

      mortgage of land and other assets satisfactory

    • Interest rate

      1.37%

    • Maximum term

      up to 10 years*

    • Fees

      no fees or charges

*The maximum loan amount includes any previously approved Disaster Assistance Loans for the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough.

What assistance is available? 

Concessional loans are available to assist you to: 

  • repair or replace damaged plant and equipment used in your primary production enterprise or business 
  • repair or replace buildings 
  • meet requirements for carrying on your primary production enterprise or business, including: 
    • buying goods used to operate the business 
    • paying rates, rent or wages 
    • paying creditors 
  • meet carry-on requirements (for a primary production enterprise), including: 
    • re-planting, restoring or re-establishing areas affected by the disaster event 
    • buying livestock to replace livestock lost as a result of the disaster event 
    • sustaining livestock 
    • carrying on essential property operations.

Apply now

Find the information and application form to apply here. If you need assistance completing your application please contact QRIDA.

Defined disaster area

To be eligible for assistance you must have been operating a primary production enterprise or business in the defined disaster area.

Eligible disaster event Disaster declared area Application closing date
North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019 
  • Burke Shire Council 
  • Carpentaria Shire Council 
  • Cloncurry Shire Council 
  • Flinders Shire Council 
  • McKinlay Shire Council 
  • Richmond Shire Council 
  • Winton Shire Council 
30 June 2021

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

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*The maximum loan amount includes any previously approved Disaster Assistance Loans for the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough.

What assistance is available?

Concessional loans are available to assist you to: 

  • repair or replace damaged plant and equipment used in your primary production enterprise or business 
  • repair or replace buildings 
  • meet requirements for carrying on your primary production enterprise or business, including: 
    • buying goods used to operate the business 
    • paying rates, rent or wages 
    • paying creditors 
  • for a primary production enterprise - meet carry-on requirements including: 
    • re-planting, restoring or re-establishing areas affected by the disaster event 
    • buying livestock to replace livestock lost as a result of the disaster event 
    • sustaining livestock 
    • carrying on essential property operations

Apply now

Find the information and application form to apply here. If you need assistance completing your application please contact QRIDA.

Defined disaster area

To be eligible for assistance you must have been operating a primary production enterprise or business in the defined disaster area.

Eligible disaster event Disaster declared area Application closing date
North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough 25 January - 14 February 2019 
  • Burke Shire Council 
  • Carpentaria Shire Council 
  • Cloncurry Shire Council 
  • Flinders Shire Council 
  • McKinlay Shire Council 
  • Richmond Shire Council 
  • Winton Shire Council 
30 June 2021

QRIDA administers financial assistance to 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