Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: We are currently updating information following recent Queensland and Australian Government announcements. Find assistance and support for coronavirus affected businesses and industries.

Financial and wellbeing support for coronavirus (COVID-19) for agriculture

Financial assistance

COVID-19 jobs support loans

Applications to the Queensland COVID-19 Jobs Support Loan scheme have closed.

A wide range of other assistance is available for Queensland businesses impacted by COVID-19. Use the Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder to discover what support is available.

Financial support

Small business support

A range of business counselling, resilience workshops and support tools are available for small businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 and read the latest COVID-19 information and advice for business and industry.

State land rent relief – primary production

Queensland Government is providing rent relief for holders of leases, licences and permits on state land.

Check to see if you are eligible for state land rent relief and find out how the rent waiver works.

Rural Financial Counselling Service

The Rural Financial Counselling Service provides free financial advice to producers who are suffering financial hardship and have no alternative sources of impartial financial information. The service is funded by grants from government to local organisations that employ financial counsellors.

Contact the Rural Financial Counselling Service in the following areas:

Wellbeing support

If you are experiencing personal crisis, or are concerned for a loved one, you can call the following services for assistance and counselling:

  • Australian Red Cross on 1300 554 419
  • 24/7 Lifeline crisis support line on 13 11 14
  • Beyondblue on 1300 224 636.

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors can also provide advice on additional services and non-government organisations available to help affected individuals, families and communities. This includes a network of Neighbourhood Centres and Community Support Services across Queensland.

Contact: 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for more information.

Further information

Contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23 for more information on the assistance available.

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