Request a disaster funding activation

Local governments or state agencies that have been impacted by, or responded to an eligible disaster, may request activation of two funding relief measures under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA): 

  • Counter Disaster Operations (CDO) and or
  • Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA), which automatically activates Emergency Works and Immediate Reconstruction Works for the relevant event.

Activation of the remaining DRFA relief measures must be requested by the relevant state government department. The only exception is Category D, as this is dependent upon the type of assistance being requested.

To request activation, the local government or state agency is required to:

  • outline the impact from the disaster and the coordinated multi-agency response
  • detail the relevant relief measure/s sought
  • detail any additional activation criteria necessary to activate a specific relief measure
  • provide supporting documentation to assist with detailing the disaster impact to the community, for example: situation reports, Local Disaster Management Group meeting minutes, road closure reports, photos.

Requesting activations - events from 1 November 2018

Local governments and state agencies can request activation via the QRA MARS Portal or via email:

Requesting activations - events prior to 1 November 2018 (NDRRA)

Local governments and state agencies can request activation for disaster events prior to via email:

MARS Portal login for authorised councils and state agency users to support applications for funding programs administered by the QRA.
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How local governments or state agencies can request a funding activation under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
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Learn how the MARS application is supporting councils and state agencies with their disaster funding applications