Our role in disaster funding

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) manages and coordinates Queensland’s program of recovery and reconstruction funding within disaster-impacted communities, and delivers best practice administration of public reconstruction and resilience funds.

The Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines (2018) details administration of disaster relief and recovery arrangements for both the joint Australian/State Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), and the State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA). 

QDRR guidelines
Detail the activation, eligibility and other requirements for the DRFA and SDRA
Demonstrating the MARS system
Supporting councils and state agencies with disaster funding applications via the MARS application

Funding programs

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for disaster events post 1 November 2018
State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA)
An all hazards relief program 100 per cent State funded that covers natural and non-natural disasters
Disaster resilience funding programs administered on behalf of the State of Queensland
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Supporting all Queensland local governments to improve resilience in their communities
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Enabling reconstruction of our public assets to a more disaster resilient standard
Exceptional circumstances
Exceptional circumstances assistance under the DRFA program for severely affected communities following eligible disasters
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for disaster events prior to 1 November 2018