Event specific (exceptional circumstances) assistance

Of the four categories of assistance available under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), two – Category C and Category D – offer exceptional circumstances assistance for severely affected communities following disaster events. 

Category C

Assistance for severely affected communities, regions or sectors includes clean-up and recovery grants for small businesses and primary producers and/or the establishment of a Community Recovery Fund.

Category C assistance is only made available when the impact of a disaster is severe. It is intended to be in addition to assistance under Categories A and B and is usually considered once the impacts of the disaster on affected communities have been assessed.

Category D 

Exceptional circumstances assistance beyond Categories A, B and C. 

Category D assistance is generally considered once the impact of the disaster has been assessed and specific recovery gaps identified.

Current exceptional circumstances packages

Burketown flooding 2023
2022-23 Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding
DRFA Category C and D package
Brisbane 2022 floods
Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding events

Previous exceptional circumstances packages

2019 qld bushfires
2019 Queensland Bushfires - DRFA Category C and D
2019 Monsoon Trough
2019 Monsoon Trough - $242 million DRFA Category C and D package
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2018 Central Queensland Bushfires - $12 million DRFA Category C package