South East Queensland flood relief (February 2022)
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Small business support
Grants and loans
Your business may be eligible for financial assistance under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA):
- extraordinary disaster assistance recovery grants of up to $50,000
- disaster assistance (essential working capital) loans of up to $100,000
- disaster assistance loans of up to $250,000.
This support is administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).
These grants and loans are available to small businesses in the following local government areas:
- Brisbane City Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Gold Coast City Council
- Goondiwindi Regional Council
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Logan City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Noosa Shire Council
- North Burnett Regional Council
- Redland City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council
- Toowoomba Regional Council
- Western Downs Regional Council.
State land rent relief
Your business may be eligible for state land rent relief. Eligible landholders who had land rent due in March now don't need to pay until December 1.
Disaster recovery allowance
You and your employees may be eligible for a short-term payment if your income has been affected by a disaster. Visit the Department of Human Services for disaster recovery allowance eligibility criteria.
Tax and royalty support
- Read about how the Queensland Revenue Office can help with tax and royalty obligations after a natural disaster.
- Find flood support from the Australian Taxation Office.
- Find a free financial counselling service who can help assess your situation and provide financial advice.
- Access a rural financial counsellor in Southern Queensland or North Queensland, or the Southern Queensland metropolitan service.
Recovery and rebuilding
- Find out what your business should do after a natural disaster including advice on insurance and cleaning up.
- How to rebuild your business after a natural disaster including re-establishing premises, assessing finances and managing staff.
- Use the small business disaster hub to find sector-specific recovery information.
- Learn about BizRebuild, the Business Council of Australia's disaster recovery program.
- Recognise scams and dodgy traders relating to natural disasters.
Tradies' register to help with repairs
If you need help with clean-up or repairs, you can search the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding register to find a licensed contractor working in your local area.
Licensed contractors available to work in flood-affected areas can join the register to help with repairs to make buildings secure, safe and habitable.
- Find advice on flood-related pay and leave entitlements for you and your employees from the Fair Work Ombudsman.
- Phone the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's Employer Assistance Line on 1300 731 988 for advice on managing your staff (currently free for flood-impacted businesses).
- For information on grants and loans, phone QRIDA on 1800 623 946.
- For other small business support, phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.
- Follow Business Queensland on Facebook or subscribe to our Small Business Connect newsletter for updates.
Primary producer support
Your property may be eligible for financial assistance under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Support includes grants, loans and freight subsidies.
Find available recovery assistance for primary producers.
You may also be eligible for state land rent relief. Eligible landholders who had land rent due in March now don't need to pay until December 1.
Recovery and rebuilding
- Find natural disaster advice for agribusiness.
- Find advice for flood-affected livestock farms, including managing cattle and animal welfare.
- Read advice for flood-affected crop farms.
- Read about clearing vegetation after a natural disaster.
- Learn how to manage flood-affected farm machinery, vehicles and equipment.
Contact usPhone the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23.
Mental health and wellbeing support
- Find mental health and wellbeing resources for businesses.
- Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 for phone and online counselling and support.
- Learn about personal and mental health support during and after a disaster.
Personal and family support
- Visit the Community Recovery Grants portal to find personal and family assistance and support or phone 1800 173 349.
- Find out about general Queensland Government emergency hardship and other assistance grants if you've been affected by a natural disaster.
- Download the Self Recovery App.
- Last reviewed: 27 May 2022
- Last updated: 1 Sep 2022