2021-22 Southern Queensland Floods

Four significant events occurred across the 2021-22 Rainfall and Flooding season:

A range of assistance has been activated through the joint State and Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to address the immediate and long-term impacts from the events.

State Recovery and Resilience Plan

The 2021-22 Southern Queensland Floods State Recovery and Resilience Plan 2022-24 (the Plan) documents local activities, regional recovery and resilience priorities, and state and Commonwealth government initiatives and funding to provide a single coherent pathway to recovery.

The Plan will, in execution, ensure a strong recovery from the 2021-22 Southern Queensland Floods, and enhance community resilience to the effects of natural disasters in the future. 

Companion Document

The Companion Document to the 2021-22 Southern Queensland Floods State Recovery Plan 2022-24 contains Local Recovery Plans, developed by local governments and the Functional Recovery Group Action Plans, developed by the Queensland Government agencies with lead responsibility for the Functional Recovery Groups.

This document will be updated as local governments’ local recovery plans are finalised.

Exceptional circumstances package

Resilient Residential Recovery
The package comprises the $741 million Resilient Residential Recovery program, to support those people whose houses have been severely impacted, $721 million to fund initiatives that will assist recovery across the five recovery domains; human and social, economic, environment, building and roads and transport and a $30 million Clean-up program available to councils and state agencies to cover extraordinary clean-up costs not eligible under the DRFA.

Grant funding

Personal hardship grants have been activated for individuals in impacted regions. 

Extraordinary disaster assistance grants have been made available to flood-affected primary producers, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations following the three events. Grants have also been made available to sporting and community clubs impacted by the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding.

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Links to support available to individuals
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Links to support for primary producers
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Links to support for small businesses, not-for-profits and sporting and community clubs

Deloitte Access Economics report

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An independent Deloitte Report into this year’s South East Queensland floods has revealed an estimated total cost of $7.7 billion to Queensland. The Deloitte Report considered the social, financial and economic costs of the 2022 South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding Event that hit 23 local government areas.