Get Ready Queensland funding for councils

About Get Ready Queensland

Get Ready Queensland is about building our resilience to deal with the extreme weather and natural disasters that are part of living in our state. Its aim is to make Queensland the nation’s most disaster resilient state.

Resilience is about more than just good preparation or effective responding. It is about accepting that extreme weather is part of living in Queensland, and preparing to handle it accordingly.

The program provides a total of $2 million in Queensland Government funding to help local governments improve their communities’ resilience and aligns with QRA’s mission to make Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia.

2022-23 funding program for local governments

Each council in Queensland will receive funding to use in 2022-23 on locally-led resilience building projects. The approved funding amounts is based on the local government area population. 

Below are the 2022-23 Get Ready Queensland Guidelines, which outline the purpose of the funding and eligible expenditure options for councils.

More detail is provided to council coordinators through the Get Ready Queensland Council Hub.

For more information and support on the grants program, contact your QRA Recovery Officer or email

2021-22 acquittals

All claimed GRQ expenditure for the 2021-22 program must be submitted to QRA by 30 September 2021.

The acquittal documents are to be emailed to

When preparing your acquittal, the following should be attached as supporting documents on your email:

  • signed Certificate of Expenditure
  • examples of completed activities funded (e.g. event photos, collateral, videos)
  • detailed transaction general ledger report.

If you require further information, or have any questions relating to this matter, please contact your QRA Recovery Officer or email

Get Ready Queensland public website and council hub

Program background

In August 2017, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) assumed administrative responsibility for the Get Ready Queensland grant program from the (then) Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP).