Media and public acknowledgement requirements

Funding acknowledgement and approvals

Recipients of resilience funding from the Commonwealth and/or Queensland governments are required to acknowledge the source of funding arrangements. 

All funding media releases/planned events/social media/public notices or signage must be approved by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).

The QRA will help facilitate approvals in conjunction with the relevant Queensland Minister’s office and Australian Government as required.

Checklist for public acknowledgement of Commonwealth and/or State assistance

  • Joint media release
    • The announcement of any funded project details must be through a joint media release, or other joint announcement, unless otherwise agreed by the State and the Commonwealth.
  • Publicity activities
    • The recipient of funding must give the State and Commonwealth the opportunity to participate in any publicity activities, via the QRA.
  • Prior agreement
    • Recipients must reach prior agreement with the State and Commonwealth on the nature and content of any subsequent events, announcements, promotional material or publicity relating to any assistance measures.
  • Wording
    • When formally acknowledging funding on media and other communication materials please use the relevant wording: 

       “Assistance provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Governments under the <insert name> fund.”

      “Assistance provided through the Commonwealth Government under the <insert name> fund.”

      “Assistance provided through the Queensland Government under the <insert name> fund.”

    •  When refencing the governments in media releases, speeches or other materials, please use Australian  Government (not Commonwealth Government) and Queensland Government.
  • Logos
    • Place logos on the bottom of all relevant marketing and communication material. Please use the Australian Government logo on the left-hand side, the Queensland Government logo in the middle, and your organisation’s logo on the right.
  • Social media
    • If promoting programs across social media, please tag the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, the National Emergency Management Agency, and other relevant organisations. 
    • Funding acknowledgements can be made either in the post text or via a post caption. Feel free to also use relevant hashtags on platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram, e.g. #disasterrecovery #resilience #qrrrf.
  • Approval
    • All funding media releases/planned events/social media/public notices or signage must be approved by the Queensland Government (i.e. QRA) and the Australian Government. 
    • Please be mindful that failure to seek approval of resilience funding programs related material may breach the program’s funding requirements. Sufficient time should be given for QRA to help facilitate approval of materials.

More information

For further guidance on photo and video tips, case studies, media releases, content and templates please refer to the QRA webpage on Reporting, media and communications guidance.


For queries and for approval of material please email