North Queensland Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure Grant
Following the North & Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough in 25 January – 14 February 2019, co-contribution grants of up to $400,000 were available to eligible primary production enterprises for replacing lost livestock, replanting lost or damaged crops or permanent plantings and restoring or replacing lost or damaged on-farm infrastructure.
Applications for this grant closed 30 June 2022.
For individuals who have an approved grant, you will have until 31 March 2024 to draw down approved funds. This date has been set to ensure approved applicants can make informed business decisions and plan ahead.
The North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grants are funded by the Australian Government and administered by QRIDA.
How do I draw down on the approved funds under this scheme?
Please download, save to your desktop and fill in the request to pay form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To draw down on the approved grant funds, you will need to provide either:
- If you have not paid the invoice, QRIDA will pay 50 per cent of the GST-exclusive supplier invoice directly to the supplier on your behalf.
- If you have already paid the invoice, QRIDA will pay 50 per cent of the GST-exclusive supplier invoice to you.
You are still entitled to claim all of the GST credits for your purchase even though QRIDA is providing funds to assist with the purchase.
- an official tax invoice and an authority to pay for QRIDA to pay directly to the supplier; or
- an official tax invoice and receipt (generally an EFT receipt) for reimbursement to your account if you have already paid the tax invoice yourself.
You will have until 31 March 2024 to draw down approved funds. This date has been set to ensure approved applicants can make informed business decisions and plan ahead.
- Burdekin Shire Council
- Burke Shire Council
- Carpentaria Shire Council
- Charters Towers Regional Council
- Cloncurry Shire Council
- Douglas Shire Council
- Etheridge Shire Council
- Flinders Shire Council
- Hinchinbrook Shire Council
- McKinlay Shire Council
- Richmond Shire Council
- Townsville City Council
- Whitsunday Regional Council
- Winton Shire Council.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. These grants are intended to help people rebuild their primary production business and allows for you to restock with another type or class of livestock (in full or in part) if you’d prefer. You will be able to restock to a level equivalent to where your herd numbers were at prior to the disaster. For example, this may be switching from a breeder herd to a trade cattle operation or switching from cattle to sheep and/or goats or other livestock.
Note: QRIDA works on the basis of one (1) Adult Equivalent cattle (450kg dry beast) equals eight (8) Dry Sheep Equivalent. For more information contact QRIDA on 1800 623 946.
The Australian Government has made the grant assistance received under this scheme non-assessable, non-exempt income. You do not pay tax on non‑assessable, non-exempt income and you do not include the amount when you work out your tax loss.
Grant assistance received under this scheme is also not subject to GST.
Please seek advice from your accountant and/or the Australian Tax Office on 1800 806 218 if you have further questions about your individual situation.
If you have already spent your own funds for eligible purposes under the scheme, these funds can comprise part or all of your matched co-contribution – you will just need to provide official tax invoices and receipts to confirm this spending.
You will be reimbursed for 50 per cent of the funds already spent, up to the maximum grant amount of $400,000.
You are not limited to only applying for the amount that you have already spent (unless it exceeds the maximum grant amount). If you have further sources of co-contribution you are able to apply for additional grant funds up to the maximum amount of $400,000.
Yes. You can claim freight costs associated with purchasing replacement livestock or planting materials provided you have not been reimbursed for these costs by any other subsidies available from government agencies or charitable organisations.
It’s recommended that you first consider accessing the Flood Freight Subsidy Restocking and Agistment Scheme (FFSRA) administered by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Further information on the FFSRA is available on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.
No. QRIDA will pay 50 percent of invoice amounts for items claimed, exclusive of GST. This is because you will be able to claim the GST component of your purchases when you lodge your Business Activity Statement with the Australian Taxation Office.