Support for storm affected businesses

Small business

Find information on financial support for small businesses.

Complete the natural disaster business survey to advise what help you may need.

Primary producers, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations

Find information on support for primary producers.

Complete the disaster impact survey to report damage or losses to your farm.

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 the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 946 or visit the QRID website.

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 such as fuel, fodder and water, or for the transportation of livestock and produce.

Contact the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 946 or visit the QRID website

Freight subsidies

Up to $5,000 for primary producers to assist with the movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water, and building or fencing materials.

Contact: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23 or visit the DAF website

Transport and motoring assistance

You can apply for help with vehicle registration, licensing and other transport and motoring products.

Business Queensland – Recover from natural disasters

Find advice and resources to help you:

  • respond to, and recover from, a natural disaster
  • access financial assistance and other support.

For more information, please visit Recover from natural disasters - Business Queensland

Mental health and wellbeing support for business owners

Free mentoring for recovering and business support

The Mentoring for Growth program can give your business free access to industry experts from across Queensland who can provide insights, options, and suggestions to help your business recover and grow. These include responding to challenges like natural disasters, pandemics and cyber-security threats as well as looking at growth strategies, exporting and investment. For more information, please visit Mentoring for Growth program - Business Queensland

Small business financial counselling 

Businesses experiencing or at risk of experiencing financial hardship can access free, impartial and confidential support, including cash flow planning, budgeting and insolvency advice. They can also connect you with a government supported Small Business Wellness Coach in your region. For more information, please visit Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland.

Insurance Claims

  • It is recommended you contact your insurance company directly.
  • If you have a dispute over insurance, you can contact the Australian Financial Complaints Authority for assistance Small Businesses with a financial complaint.

Assistance with commercial leasing and small business disputes

The Office of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner provides a range of advocacy services including informal resolution and mediation for lease, retail tenancy, and franchise dispute assistance. For more information, please visit Get Help - Queensland Small Business Commissioner

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