Queensland natural disaster assistance

Central Queensland bushfire assistance

Disaster assistance has been activated for small businesses and primary producers under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

DRFA Category B assistance is available in the following local government areas:

  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council

Small businesses

Affected small businesses may be eligible for:

Primary producers

Find more information on available assistance and eligibility via the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Natural disaster business survey

Take a short survey to help us better understand the impact on your business and what assistance is required.

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.

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) publishes a list of current disaster assistance activations for small businesses and primary producers.

Small businesses

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

Businesses in disaster affected areas may be eligible for:

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

Find information on available assistance for primary producers and eligibility via the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Freight subsidies

Primary producers in affected areas can apply for freight subsidies of up to $5,000. 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:

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