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08 Feb

Disaster assistance available for flood affected farmers

Financial assistance and support services are now available for farmers beginning the…

Financial assistance and support services are now available for farmers beginning the recovery process following damage caused by widespread flooding in the north of the state.

Farmers in the Burdekin, Burke, Carpentaria, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Croydon, Douglas, Etheridge, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville, Winton and Whitsunday council areas have access to a range of disaster assistance including loans, freight subsidies and recovery grants of $75,000.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Find below a list of disaster assistance available to Queensland farmers and the relevant contact details.

Disaster Assistance (Primary Producers) Loans

Concessional interest rate loans to assist primary producers whose assets have been significantly damaged by an eligible disaster, to recover and return to viable operations. Contact Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 946 or qrida.qld.gov.au.

Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans Scheme for Primary Producers

Concessional interest rate loans to primary producers who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of an eligible disaster by providing the essential working capital required to continue business operations. Contact Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 946 or qrida.qld.gov.au.

Freight Subsidies for Primary Producers

To assist primary producers impacted by an eligible disaster with the transport of livestock, fodder or water for livestock, building, fencing equipment or machinery to the primary producer’s home property. Contact Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 3224 8832 or daf.qld.gov.au.

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Primary Producers

Grants for primary producers who have suffered direct damage caused by an eligible disaster. Grants are aimed at covering the cost of clean-up and reinstatement, but not at providing compensation for losses. Contact Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 … Continue reading Disaster assistance available for flood affected farmers

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Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared Further Details
Scenic Rim Regional Fire 9 September, 2019
Southern Downs Regiona Fire 9 September, 2019
Bundaberg Regional Drought 13 June, 2019
Central Highlands Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Part of the Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Council north of the Capricorn… Expand
Western Downs Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Scenic Rim Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Toowoomba Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Ipswich City Drought 21 May, 2019
Southern Downs Regiona Drought 21 May, 2019
McKinlay Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Richmond Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire north of the Flinders Highway has been revoked. Expand
Winton Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Whitsunday Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Livingstone Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Rockhampton Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Gladstone Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Gooniwindi Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Blackall Tambo Regional Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Boulia Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Cook Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Diamantina Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Longreach Regional Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Charters Towers Regional Flood 21 May, 2019
Croydon Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Etheridge Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Whitsunday Regional Flood 27 February, 2019
Burke Shire Flood 13 February, 2019
Carpentaria Shire Flood 13 February, 2019
Winton Shire Flood 8 February, 2019
McKinlay Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Richmond Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Cloncurry Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Cook Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Burdekin Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Douglas Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Townsville City Flood 4 February, 2019
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Hinchinbrook Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Mackay Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
Livingstone Shire Fire 30 November, 2018
Rockhampton Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
Gladstone Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
North Burnett Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Bundaberg Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Balonne Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Banana Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
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Barcoo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Blackall Tambo Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Bulloo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Charters Towers Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Isaac Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Longreach Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Maranoa Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Murweh Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Paroo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Quilpie Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Somerset Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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