2022-23 Monsoon and Flooding - exceptional circumstances package

A significant monsoon season and a number of slow-moving low-pressure systems produced exceptionally heavy rainfall across the north of the state from late December 2022 into April 2023. Severe thunderstorms and intense, persistent rainfall led to significant impacts across many northern and central Queensland communities.

By the end of March 2023, 45 of Queensland’s 77 local government areas (LGAs) were activated for a range of disaster assistance through the joint state and Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the event, Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding, 20 December 2022 - 30 April 2023.

A suite of exceptional circumstances funding packages has been developed to support families and small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations severely impacted by this event.