Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants - Queensland


Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants provide assistance to small business severely impacted by the North and Far North Queensland monsoonal trough to engage high-level expertise to help them recover and rebuild business confidence. Funding for building, plant and equipment repairs is available in specific circumstances.

Available funding

Funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business consultants, mentors, coaches or an advisory service to assist with business recovery following the monsoonal trough.

The grant's purpose is to provide severely impacted small businesses with access to high-level expertise and advice to rebuild business confidence and increase resilience for the future.

A single grant payment will be made directly to the business and is to be used for:

  • business plan development

  • retraining

  • business mentoring

  • financial counselling

  • exploring options for business sustainability.

Funding may also be available for building, plant and equipment repairs for small businesses as a flood-proofing measure - specific eligibility applies.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible the business must:

  • be located in regions approved to receive the Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants

  • have fewer than 20 employees on 1 January 2019

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST

  • not have an owner or director who is an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or business address for each funding stream for which they are eligible.

Grant recipients will be required to submit receipts to demonstrate how grant funding was used no more than 6 months after an application has been approved in writing by the department.

For further information about the program, read the application guidelines and term and conditions.


Applications will close 10 June 2021 unless funds are exhausted prior to this date.

Application process

To apply, complete the following steps:

  1. read the eligibility criteria

  2. read the application guidelines and terms and conditions

  3. complete an online application form using the appropriate SmartyGrants link(s) below.

Apply now:

Your application must:

  • outline how you intend to use grant funding to support your small business recovery

  • have the required documentation (as outlined and in Table 1) attached.

Additional information

The grants have been jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

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Administering agency

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training


Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Phone: 1300 654 687