Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

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

The DRFA is 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)a wholly state funded program that may be activated for all hazards to provide assistance to alleviate personal hardship and distress.

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 (June 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.
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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.

DRFA resources for councils and state agencies

DRFA tool box
DRFA tool box - Guides, strategies and tips sheets to assist with all stages of a Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) funded project.
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Information and submission forms for applying for DRFA funding including: Counter Disaster Operations; Emergency Works for Essential Public Assets; Immediate Reconstruction Works for Essential Public Assets; and Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets.
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MARS Portal login for authorised councils and state agency users to support applications for funding programs administered by the QRA.
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Find out how local governments or state agencies that have been impacted by, or responded to an eligible disaster, may request activation of two funding relief measures under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) via the QRA MARS Portal or via email.
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Local Government trigger points for the activation of funds under both the DRFA and NDRRA funding.
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Relief and recovery programs under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for individuals, not-for-profit organisations, small business, primary producers.