Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)


The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) came into place on 1 November 2018.

The DRFA continues joint Commonwealth and State government funding, providing financial assistance to help communities recover from eligible disasters. State funding for non-DRFA eligible disasters will continue to be administered under the State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA):

  • Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) - joint Commonwealth and State Government arrangements that provide a diverse range of funding relief measures following an eligible disaster
  • State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA) - a wholly State funded program that may be activated for all hazards to provide assistance to alleviate personal hardship and distress.

The Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines (QDRR) detail the activation, eligibility and other requirements for both the DRFA and SDRA within Queensland.

The Australian Government's overarching DRFA 2018 publication and associated guidelines are available at the DisasterAssist website.