Get Ready Queensland funding program 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.

2021-22 funding program for councils

Councils have been advised in writing of their respective approved funding amount for the 2021-22 Get Ready Queensland program.

Steps for councils to receive 2021-22 Get Ready Queensland funding

  1. read the 2021-22 Get Ready Queensland Funding Guidelines 
  2. download and complete the Plan of Activities and Certification Form
  3. read the 2021-22 Get Ready Queensland factsheet 
  4. Submit your completed Plan of Activities and Certification Form to by 30 June 2021

For more information and support on the 2020-21 grants program, contact your QRA Recovery Officer or email

2020-21 acquittals

All claimed GRQ expenditure for the 2020-21 program must be submitted to QRA by 30 September 2020.

The acquittal process can be lodged in MARS or to emailed to

When preparing your acquittal, the following should be attached as supporting documents on the submission details page of the MARS portal or in your email to

  • 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

Are you new to MARS? For information on how to access MARS, including the MARS new user access form and other useful documents, visit the MARS portal for funding program applications page.

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).