Our role in disaster funding
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) manages and coordinates Queensland’s program of recovery and reconstruction funding within disaster-impacted communities, and delivers best practice administration of public reconstruction and resilience funds.
QRA administers the following two disaster relief and recovery funding arrangements:
- Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), which outline the agreed Australian Government and state government cost sharing arrangements that may be activated following an eligible disaster to provide assistance to impacted community members, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations, primary producers, local governments and state government agencies. The Australian Government DRFA are published at www.disasterassist.gov.au.
- State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA), a wholly state funded program that may be activated for all hazards and provide assistance where personal hardship and distress is experienced following the impact of a disaster event.
Guidelines for Queensland
There are two versions of disaster funding guidelines that detail the activation, eligibility and other requirements for both the DRFA and SDRA within Queensland. Please select the guidelines for the appropriate date range of the disaster event:
- Queensland Disaster Funding Guidelines (QDFG) 2021 for events that occur from 1 July 2021 onwards
- Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines (QDRR) 2018 for disaster events that occurred between 1 November 2018 and 30 June 2021 inclusive.
These guidelines outline Queensland's two disaster relief and recovery arrangements: the DRFA and the State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA), and should be used for events that occur from 1 July 2021 onwards.
These guidelines outline Queensland's two disaster relief and recovery arrangements, the DRFA and the State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA), and should be used for disaster events that occurred between 1 November 2018 and 30 June 2021 inclusive.
Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for disaster events post 1 November 2018
An all hazards relief program 100 per cent State funded that covers natural and non-natural disasters
Disaster resilience funding programs administered on behalf of the State of Queensland
Supporting all Queensland local governments to improve resilience in their communities
Enabling reconstruction of our public assets to a more disaster resilient standard
Exceptional circumstances assistance under the DRFA program for severely affected communities following eligible disasters
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for disaster events prior to 1 November 2018
Funding program applications
Learn how MARS supports councils and state agencies with applications for all of the funding programs administered by the QRA.