Queensland natural disaster assistance

Small business disaster relief

Southern Queensland flooding (May 2022)

Small businesses in the Balonne, Gympie, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Western Downs local government areas may be eligible for:

South East Queensland rainfall and flooding (February 2022)

Find South East Queensland flood relief, including financial support and recovery information.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth flooding (7–10 January 2022)

Small businesses in the Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, North Burnett and South Burnett local government areas may be eligible for:

Central, Southern and Western Queensland rainfall and flooding (10 November–3 December 2021)

Small businesses in the Goondiwindi local government area may be eligible for:

Small businesses in the Banana, Bundaberg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Western Downs local government areas may be eligible for:

More assistance for small businesses

Employer Assistance Line – phone 1300 731 988 for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's Employer Assistance Line, to get:

  • advice and support if your business has been forced to close or reduce operations
  • industrial relations advice on managing staff and meeting Fair Work Act 2009 obligations.

North Queensland flood support

Businesses affected by the North Queensland flood in January and February 2019 can access in-person support from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training North Queensland regional office, located at Level 1, 187 Stanley Street, Townsville. Email sbrc@desbt.qld.gov.au to make an appointment.

Primary producer disaster relief

Available disaster relief for primary producers

You may be eligible for recovery assistance (grants, loans and freight subsidies) for the following disaster events:

  • Southern Queensland flooding (6–20 May 2022)
  • Northern and Central Western Queensland rainfall and flooding (21 April – 12 May 2022)
  • South East Queensland rainfall and flooding (22 February – 5 April 2022)
  • Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth flooding (2–10 January 2022)
  • Central, Southern and Western Queensland rainfall and flooding (10 November – 3 December 2021)
  • Southern Queensland severe weather (20–31 March 2021)
  • Tropical Cyclone Niran (25 February – 3 March 2021).

Find drought and natural disaster advice for agribusiness.

Mental health and wellbeing support

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