State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA)
The SDRA is an all hazards relief program that is 100% State funded and covers natural and non-natural disasters.
The purpose of the SDRA is to address personal hardship and community needs for disaster events where the DRFA is unable to be activated.
SDRA relief measures for the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme and Counter Disaster Operations are the same relief measures that are activated under the DRFA.
The SDRA is able to be activated when Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) identifies that local service providers have reached their capacity to provide a service to people experiencing personal hardship as a direct result of a disaster event, or that there are no local service providers to assist in the event of a disaster.
The Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC), supported by QRA, is responsible for activating the SDRA. QRA will coordinate the delivery of the SDRA assistance measures.
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.