Support for agribusiness during natural disasters
Northern and Central Queensland monsoon and flooding (20 December 2022 – March 2023)
Small businesses and primary producers in the eligible local government areas may be able to access:
- disaster assistance loans of up to $250,000 (concessional rates)
- disaster assistance (essential working capital) loans of up to $100,000
- freight subsidies of up to $5,000 per property (for primary producers)
- personal hardship financial assistance.
Find an electrician or diesel mechanic for your farm's emergency repairs, such as for generators, pumps, property vehicles and diesel engines. Keep your receipts for future potential claims.
Fodder can be collected from:
- Donors Hill – phone 0429 665 159
- Normanton (Hawkins Transport) – phone 0418 451 688.
Complete the DAF disaster impact survey if your farm has been impacted by recent weather events in Queensland.
After a natural disaster, assess how your business has been affected. This will help you know what to do to recover.
A recovery plan can help minimise losses and get your business running again after an incident.
Once you have completed your clean-up and assessed the state of your business, you can begin the rebuilding process.
Health and wellbeing
- Mental health support for people living in rural and remote areas
- Manage stress, relationships and more after a disaster
The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free rural financial counselling to farmers, fishing enterprises, forestry growers and harvesters, and small, related businesses who are suffering financial hardship.
Landholders can apply to have their next leasehold rental payment deferred.
The Farm Household Allowance provides money for basic living expenses to eligible farm families experiencing hardship. You do not have to be in a drought-declared area to apply.
Other financial help:
- Tips for cleaning up after a natural disaster
- Inspecting and repairing machinery damaged by floodwater
- Clearing vegetation after a declared disaster
Find out about the funding and support to prepare and manage your property during drought.
- Last reviewed: 21 Sep 2022
- Last updated: 24 Mar 2023