Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme - Queensland

Description

This assistance measure under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements helps primary producers and small business owners in natural disaster declared areas pay for costs arising out of direct damage caused by an eligible disaster.

This assistance is not intended to compensate for loss of income suffered as a result of an eligible disaster.

This assistance is not intended to reduce incentives for primary producers or small businesses to ensure they have adequate insurance against damage from disaster events
 

The assistance provided under the scheme is a concessional loan for re-establishing the normal operations of a primary production enterprise or small business, including:

  1. repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment;
  2. repairing or replacing buildings;
  3. supplying stock for up to one month to replace lost stock and maintain liquidity of the business;
  4. purchasing livestock to replace livestock lost in the disaster event;
  5. meet requirements for carrying on production including:

     (i)  re-planting, restoring or re-establishing areas affected by the eligible disaster;
     (ii) sustenance;
     (iii) essential property operations;
     (iv) paying rent or rates.

The maximum assistance under the scheme is a loan up to $250,000.

The amount of assistance available to an applicant under the scheme

  1. is based on assessment of the applicant's financial position, including any amount recovered under an insurance policy, and
  2. must not be more than the amount of the amount of net loss to the applicant caused by an eligible disaster.

Service type

Support Service

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

Eligibility requirements

Refer to the Primary Producer Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme Guidelines for full eligibility criteria:

www.qrida.qld.gov.au

Refer to the Small Business Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme Guidelines for full eligibility criteria:

www.qrida.qld.gov.au
 

Publications Details process

Disaster Assistance Scheme guidelines and application forms are available on the Disaster Assistance pages on the QRIDA website or by contacting QRIDA on Freecall 1800 623 946.

Additional information

Activation of this assistance is requested by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.  The activation is done on the basis of need, determined by damage assessments conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Primary producers outside the activated areas can apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) Certificate for their property to be assessed for similar assistance.

QRIDA has Regional Area Managers available to assist producers and small business owners with the application process located in:

Bundaberg
Innisfail
Kingaroy
Longreach
Mackay
Rockhampton
Roma
Toowoomba

Contact QRIDA's Client Liaison Officers on Freecall 1800 623 946.

Administering agency

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Level 26
32 Turbot Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 211
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1800 623 946
Phone: 07 3032 0100
Email: contact_us@qrida.qld.gov.au
Website: http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au (Opens in new window)