Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 7 March 2022

Small business

The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and is available through two applications:

  • An initial amount of up to $15,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts is required.
  • A subsequent amount of up to $35,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.

Eligible activities

  • Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
  • Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
  • Disposing of damaged goods and stock, including associated costs
  • Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
  • Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment
  • Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
  • Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
  • Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance.

Disaster Assistance Loans

South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 7 March 2022

Small business

Disaster Assistance Loans of up to $250,000 are provided to assist small businesses to re-establish the normal operations of their business by covering costs such as:

  • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment
  • meeting carry-on requirements including:
  • re-planting, restoring or re-establishing areas affected by the disaster event
  • sustenance
  • essential property operations
  • paying rent and rates

Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans

South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 7 March 2022

Small business

Disaster Assistance (essential Working Capital) Loans are provided to assist with􀯗essential working capital for expenses such as:

  • paying salaries or wages
  • paying creditors
  • paying rent or rates
  • buying goods, including for example, fuel essential to carry-on the business or organisation

This support is being made available through the Australian and Queensland Government’s jointly-funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Applications for these grants and loans are managed through QRIDA. You can review the eligibility and other requirements on the QRIDA website at www.qrida.qld.gov.au.