Disaster assistance has been activated for primary producers impacted by the Christmas Night South East Queensland Storms in the following Local Government Areas:

  • Logan
  • Gold Coast
  • Scenic Rim

Assistance available:

  • Disaster Assistance Loans – up to $250,000 for producers to repair or replace damaged assets like plant and equipment, to repair premises, or to replace stock and maintain liquidity.
  • Essential Working Capital Loans – up to $100,000 for producers 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.

For more information https://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/primary-producers

  • 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.

For more information https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/disaster/funding/freight

Individual Disaster Stricken Property

If a primary producer is not in an area activated for Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements – but has suffered significant damage from a natural disaster – they are able to apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration.

For more information: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/disaster/funding/individual-property


Personal hardship financial assistance

Assistance is now available for residents in the following Local Government Areas:

  • Logan
  • Gold Coast
  • Scenic Rim

Assistance available:

  • Emergency Hardship Assistance
  • Essential Services Hardship Assistance
  • Essential Household Contents Grant
  • Essential Services Safety and Reconnection
  • Structural Assistance Grant

For more information on the targeted localities and provisions of each of the above grants, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/disasters/money-finance/eligibility-apply/seq-storms-christmas-2023



Mental Health Support Available

You are not alone. Help is available from a range of services and resources.


DAF Agriculture Disaster Impact Survey

If you have experienced any damage or losses to your property, we encourage you to fill out the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ (DAF) Agriculture Disaster Impact Survey, to help decision-makers in understanding the impacts.

DAF rely on data collected by industry and local government to activate disaster assistance. The information captured via this survey supports DAF in processing applications for assistance efficiently, to support recovery.

Please remember to:

  • Take date-stamped photographs and include these in the Impact Survey
  • Select ‘Growcom’ as your industry group, when submitting your form to allow us to view your information and assist further.

DAF Agriculture Disaster Impact Survey



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