Extraordinary Recovery Grants for Small Business


Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected small businesses following the Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding event (20 December 2022 - 30 April 2023) to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace or repair damaged infrastructure and stock and other costs associated with the recovery process. Businesses should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application/s.

Applicants need to show they are an eligible small business, within the defined disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster. Read this page and the guidelines for more information. 

If you are insured, full details and a copy of your insurance policy and/or claim must be provided. Please be aware that QRIDA may be unable to finalise your Disaster Assistance Grant application until the outcome of your insurance claim is determined and claim outcome is provided.

The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and can be accessed through the following:

  • Initial application/s up to the total amount of $10,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage is required such as photographs and quotations, tax invoices or official receipts
  • Subsequent application/s up to the total amount of $40,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required

Complete applications are assessed in order of receipt and Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) may request further information to help assess an application.


Applications closed on Friday 29 December 2023.

Funding acknowledgement

This program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to support Queensland communities in their recovery from Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding, 20 December 2022 - 30 April 2023.

Eligible councils

  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Mornington Shire Council
  • Mount Isa City Council

Administering agency

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

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