Financial relief

You can find more information about grants in the table below or on the Queensland Government Disaster assistance and grants fact sheet (PDF 194.68 KB).

Financial relief type


Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme

  • Structural Assistance Grants – up to $50,000 for uninsured, income-tested owner-occupiers towards the repair or replacement of a disaster damaged dwelling to return it to a safe and habitable condition.
  • Essential Household Contents Grants – up to $1,765 for individuals and up to $5,300 for couples or families to replace destroyed essential household contents like bed linen and white goods.

Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme

  • Income-tested grants to help uninsured residents reconnect damaged services like electricity, gas and water. Up to $5,000 per household.

For more information and to apply visit Queensland Government Disaster support and recovery or Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Disaster Assist.

The Queensland Community Recovery Hotline is available around the clock on 1800 173 349 for help making a claim.

Disaster Assistance Loans

  • Up to $250,000 for producers and small businesses and $100,000 for not-for-profits to repair or replace damaged assets like plant and equipment, to repair premises, or to replace stock and maintain liquidity.

Contact QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.

Essential Working Capital Loans

  • Up to $100,000 for producers, small businesses and not-for-profits to allow for the continuation of operations, including paying wages, rents or rates, purchasing items like fuel, fodder and water, or for the transportation of livestock and produce. Contact: QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or visit Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.
  • Up to $5,000 for primary producers to help with the movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water, and building or fencing materials.

Contact DAF on 13 25 23 or visit Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.​

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

A one-off payment of $1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child, will be made available to households, who have suffered a significant loss because of the disaster. More information is available on the Services Australia website.