Local Recovery and Resilience Grants - $4.25 million


Local Recovery and Resilience Grants provide capped funding to assist councils severely impacted by natural disasters.

These grants help eligible councils deliver activities and projects that assist their community in recovering from a disaster event, and aim to increase local disaster resilience to reduce the impacts of future disasters.

Projects can include:

  • New activities that directly support local economic, social recovery and community resilience
  • Initiatives that support and promote community recovery and wellbeing, social support, or social development
  • Initiatives that support and promote sustainable local economic recovery, business continuity, business preparedness and business development
  • Reconstruction or enhancement (disaster resilience) to evacuation and relief centres that were directly impacted as a result of the event
  • Projects or initiatives that support disaster resilience
  • New or upgraded flood warning infrastructure

In response to the Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding event (20 December 2022 - 30 April 2023), Local Recovery and Resilience Grants have been activated for the four most affected local governments in north-west Queensland.


Local Recovery and Resilience Grants are open to eligible applicants.

Eligible councils

  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council

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.


Application form

Key dates

  • Project plans are required prior to the release of the ‘milestone 2 payment’ and due to QRA by 31 March 2024. Extensions of time to this deadline may be considered by the QRA on a case by case basis, providing the approved projects are completed within the allowable time limit (ATL) for the event 
  • Approved projects must be completed by 30 June 2025 (eligible timeframe) 
  • Project acquittal reports are due to QRA within three months of completing projects and by no later than 30 September 2025.

Administering agency

Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)