Assistance for flood affected small businesses in SE Queensland

Your business may be eligible for financial assistance under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA):

Affected businesses should complete the business impact survey located here.

You and your employees may be eligible for a short-term payment if your income has been affected by a disaster. Visit the Australian Government Department of Human Services for Disaster Recovery Allowance eligibility criteria.

BizRebuild (Business Council of Australia) provides practical assistance and vouchers to small business affected by the floods. Vouchers available are a $2,000 (inc GST) Retooling Voucher and a $500 (incl GST) Business Advisory Voucher. To apply for the vouchers, businesses can register their interest and complete an online application at

Industry specific assistance

  • Primary Producers have access to DRFA financial assistance, such as freight subsidies and concessional loans. Producers can also access recovery grants of up to $75,000 to help with clean-up and repairs. These grants are available through QRIDA.

If you are unsure if you are in an activated area please contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23 or QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or visit the QRIDA website.

  • Racing Queensland will oversee the distribution of the Training Assistance Fund to support racing participants in flood-impacted areas of South East Queensland. More information on how to apply, including the assessment criteria is available at:
  • Sports clubs – Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including floods, fire, cyclones and severe storms.
  • Queensland Not-for-profit organisations impacted during disaster events may be eligible for low interest loans and grants to help them recover. For more information, please visit QRIDA.

Other contacts and resources available

Mental health and wellbeing support:  

Clean-up and recovery safety

Replacement of Queensland Government issued documents 

Personal and family assistance

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