Northern Queensland flood relief (January–February 2019)
Back on Track roadshow
Our Back on Track roadshow will be travelling across North and Far North Queensland to help small businesses recover, rebuild and prosper in 2021.
We have teamed up with local, state and federal agencies to revisit communities hardest hit by the floods to offer tailored support for the region's ongoing recovery and resilience.
Join us for a chat when the roadshow comes to a town near you.
Find support and recovery information relating to the Northern Queensland monsoon trough which occurred from 25 January – 14 February 2019.
Grants and loans
Financial assistance is available for affected small businesses under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
You may be eligible for Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants of up to $10,000 to engage high-level expertise to help you recover and rebuild business confidence. Funding for building, plant and equipment repairs may be available in specific circumstances.
You may be eligible for the following low interest DRFA recovery loans:
- disaster assistance loans of up to $250,000
- essential working capital loans of up to $100,000
- exceptional disaster assistance loans of up to $1,000,000.
Small Business Recovery Centre
Visit the Small Business Recovery Centre to discuss support and mentoring services, and access advice on financial assistance, insurance and other business matters.
To make an appointment:
- phone 0459 873 781
- email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check our business events calendar to find local recovery events.
For further support, including assistance and advice for other natural disasters, phone 1300 654 687.
The North West Queensland Livestock Recovery Package will support the recovery of livestock industries affected by flooding. This includes:
- livestock industry recovery concessional loans
- farm financial counsellors
- freight subsidies for restocking.
Affected primary production enterprises may be eligible for Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure Grants of up to $400,000.
Learn about a one-off exemption from paying your biosecurity entity renewal fee if you are an affected commercial primary producer in North West Queensland.
Read about other primary producer assistance and disaster-declared areas on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) website.
- Last reviewed: 1 Jul 2020
- Last updated: 23 Mar 2021
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