State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA)

State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA) is an all hazards relief program that is 100 per cent State funded and covers natural and non-natural disasters.

The purpose of the SDRA is to address personal hardship and community response needs for disaster events where the Disaster Recovery Funding Program (DRFA) or Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) are unable to be activated.

SDRA relief measures for Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme and Counter Disaster Operations are the same relief measures that are activated under the NDRRA or DRFA.

The SDRA is able to be activated when the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors identifies that local service providers have reached their capacity to provide a service to Queenslanders experiencing personal hardship as a direct result of a disaster event, or that tan all hazards relief program 100 per cent state funded that can be activated for natural and non-natural disasters.here are no local service providers to assist in the event of a disaster.

The Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet is responsible for activating the SDRA and Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) coordinates the delivery of 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.

queensland disaster funding guidelines 2021
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.
queensland disaster relief and recovery guidelines 2018 - cover
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.