Queensland natural disaster assistance

Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated severe weather assistance

Small business support

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Category C assistance for small businesses has been activated for the following local government area:

  • Whitsunday Regional Council.

Affected small businesses can apply for an Exceptional Circumstances Grant of up $25,000 to assist with cleaning and reinstatement costs.

Find out more at Natural Disaster Recovery Grants Scheme - Exceptional Circumstances - Small business.

NDRRA Category B assistance for small businesses has been activated for the following local government areas:

  • City of Gold Coast
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council.

This assistance includes:

Primary producer support

NDRRA Category B and Category C assistance for primary producers has been activated in affected local government areas.

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

Individual and family support

Individuals and families in eligible areas can apply for financial support to assist with disaster recovery. Find out more via the Self Recovery App or phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission has set up a Building and Tradie Assistance Register to help affected individuals find licensed tradies in their area to assist with making homes and buildings secure, safe and habitable.

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 QRAA 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: