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Assistance for flood-affected Queensland small businesses

Small businesses in south-east Queensland may be eligible for financial assistance

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) is administering the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for businesses in south-east Queensland that have been affected by floods.

Businesses and its employees may be eligible for a short-term payment if their income has been affected by a disaster.

Queensland businesses impacted by floods can apply for financial assistance

Financial assistance on offer from the DRFA includes:

  • Extraordinary disaster assistance recovery grants of up to $50,000
  • Disaster assistance (essential working capital) loans of up to $100,000
  • Disaster assistance loans of up to $250,000

Visit the Australian Government Department of Human Services for Disaster Recovery Allowance eligibility criteria.

Affected businesses are recommended to complete the business impact survey before applying for any financial assistance.

BizRebuild (Business Council of Australia) provides practical assistance and vouchers to small businesses affected by the floods, with vouchers up to $2,000 available.

RELATED ARTICLE: ALRTA offers flood advice for livestck transporters

For industry specific assistance, primary producers have access to DRFA financial assistance, such as freight subsidies, concessional loans and recovery grants of up to $75,000 to help with clean-up and repairs.

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