Financial assistance for businesses affected by TC Debbie

A range of financial assistance payments are available for eligible primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding earlier this month, Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar said today.

The financial assistance payments, which are administered by QRAA, include:

Natural Disaster Assistance – low interest loans of up to a maximum of $250,000 to support eligible primary producer and business owners and a loan grant package of up to $105,000 for non-profit organisations directed affected by the disaster;

Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) – low interest loans of up to $100,000 to support carry on expenses for eligible applicants who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of the event;

Natural Disaster Assistance grants – up to $25,000 for recovery efforts to pay for clean-up and restoration costs arising from direct damage.  

To check your eligibility for financial assistance payments, visit

Alternatively, several QRAA officers have been stationed in disaster affected areas to meet face to face with those affected. For a list of their locations, please visit

For more information, a copy of the guidelines or an application form, visit the QRAA website at or phone QRAA on 1800 623 946.