Drought Assistance Program

Primary producers across all agriculture industries can apply for these grants and loans without needing a drought declaration.

This assistance focuses on preparedness and business planning to manage the ever-present risk of drought in Queensland.

To apply, you need to have:


  • Drought Preparedness Grants of up to $50,000 for on-farm capital improvements identified in a Farm Business Resilience Plan that improve drought resilience
  • Drought Ready and Recovery Finance loans of up to $250,000 for preparedness measures consistent with the producer’s Farm Business Resilience Plan.
  • Farm Management Grants offer a 50% rebate up to a maximum $2,500, on the cost of eligible professional advice to produce a Farm Business Resilience Plan for your property.

During drought


Other rebates and support