Clean-up Grant Program - $17.5 million


$17.5 million in funding is available to state agencies and local councils to assist with the cost of clean-up, removal and disposal of otherwise ineligible flood-related debris for communities affected by the following events:

  • Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021
  • Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 – 10 January 2022
  • South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February – 5 April 2022
  • Southern Queensland Flooding, 6 – 20 May 2022

The focus of this assistance is clean-up, removal and disposal of flood-related debris, not rehabilitation or restoration activities.

Eligible activities

Eligible activities to clean up, remove and dispose of flood-related debris where:

  • The flood debris was caused by the eligible event and
  • The clean up and disposal activities are not eligible, or able to be funded under other DRFA relief measures (i.e. the activities are ineligible under Counter Disaster Operations (CDO), Emergency Works, Sport and Recreation Recovery Grants)

Examples of eligible activities

Activities related to the clean up, removal and disposal of eligible flood debris from the following:

  • Businesses, commercial, agricultural and industrial areas (not eligible under CDO)
  • Residential backyards (not eligible under CDO)
  • Natural assets including national parks, marine parks, riparian, waterways, waterway banks, creeks, rivers, streams, mangroves and beaches (not eligible under REPA / Emergency works)
  • Community, cultural and recreational assets and facilities (not eligible under CDO or Emergency works) including boardwalks, walkways, walking tracks, playgrounds, beach access points, picnic areas, car park facilities, and associated amenities and infrastructure

For ineligible activities please refer to the guidelines.


This program is now closed.

Eligible applicants

  • State agencies
  • Local governments

In the local government areas (LGAs) activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, and Southern Queensland Flooding events.

Key dates

Eligible applicants are required to:

  • Prepare submissions demonstrating the proposed or actual scope of clean up and disposal activities relating to eligible flood debris, including the relevant estimated or actual costs 
  • Lodge submissions to QRA for assessment
  • Complete all approved clean up and disposal activities by 31 March 2023
  • Lodge all final acquittal reports to QRA by 30 September 2023


To apply

  • Seek assistance from your QRA Regional Liaison Officer
  • Use the Clean-up Grant submission form below to gather the necessary data and evidence to establish either:
    • Actual costs of completed extraordinary clean-up activities
    • Estimated costs of extraordinary clean-up activities yet to be completed

Administering agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)


$17.5 million in capped funding. Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

More information

Phone (07) 3740 1700 or email