Queensland natural disaster assistance

North Queensland flooding assistance

Funding for disaster relief and recovery

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Recovery services and assistance

Emergency grants and assistance are available for people impacted by the North Queensland flooding in the Hinchinbrook Regional Council local government area.

Apply online via the Community Recovery Portal or phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

If you are a small business owner or primary producer who has been affected by a natural disaster in Queensland, there may be financial assistance available, as well as a range of support services to help you recover.

Small businesses

Visit QRIDA or phone 1800 623 946 to find out if you are eligible for disaster assistance.

For disaster recovery information, see:

Phone the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's Employer Assistance Line on 1300 731 988 for:

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

Primary producers

Freight subsidies

Primary producers in affected areas can apply for freight subsidies of up to $5000. Phone 13 25 23 to find out if you are eligible.

Leasehold rent relief

Landholders can apply to have their next leasehold rental payment deferred. Find out more about deferring your rent or instalment.

Support services for primary producers

If your farm has been affected by a natural disaster, find out:

Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated severe weather assistance

Small business support

The Commonwealth has approved the extension of the jointly funded Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for small businesses impacted by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding between 28 March and 6 April 2017.

Businesses in affected areas may be eligible for:

Support for small businesses is also being provided through the Small Business Recovery Package.

Primary producer support

Visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website or Farmer Disaster Support for more information on primary producer assistance and eligibility.

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