North West Queensland beef recovery package

Program purpose

The purpose of the joint Australian and Queensland Government funded (50:50) North West Queensland (NWQ) Beef Recovery Package is to assist primary producers and related industries that have been impacted by the devastating effects of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019 (Monsoon Trough).

Disaster recovery in primary industries includes the need for financial assistance, financial counselling and industry assistance programs.

The NWQ Beef Recovery Package will be delivered through the following initiatives to support economic recovery and help restore this key sector for the community:

  • Flood freight restocking and agistment subsidies for Primary Producers of up to $50,000 per year for up to two years
  • Exceptional Disaster Loans for Primary Producers of up to $1 million  
  • Industry Recovery Officers and Rural Financial Counsellors. 

Administering agency

  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries