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Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants are available to assist directly impacted primary producers with the costs of clean-up and the reinstatement of their business.

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Grants available for affected producers

Grants of up to $75,000 are available for affected producers following Tropical Cyclone Niran and Associated Low Pressure System, 25 February – 3 March 2021 to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process. Producers should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application.

Producers need to show they are an eligible primary producer, within the declared disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster.

The maximum grant amount is $75,000 and is available through two applications:

  • An initial amount of up to $15,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts is required.
  • A subsequent amount of up to $60,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.

How can the assistance help you?

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

  • Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
  • Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
  • Disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
  • Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
  • Fencing not covered by any other assistance
  • Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment
  • Salvaging crops, grain and feeds
  • Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
  • Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
  • Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance.

Defined disaster area

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

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. 

Apply now

Applications close 30 June 2022. View the guidelines here. Applications can be submitted online or via the fillable application form.

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Last updated
16 December 2021