The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) was established under the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 following unprecedented natural disasters that struck Queensland over the summer months of 2010-11.  

A legislative amendment that came into effect on 11 June 2015 made QRA a permanent part of the Queensland Government.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 was then amended in 2019 and in 2024 to reflect QRA's roles and responsibilities for all hazards and to lead resilience and recovery policy.


QRA reports to the  Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery and Minister for Corrective Services the Honourable Nikki Boyd MP, and the Queensland Reconstruction Board.