Recovery and Resilience Grants

$12 million fund for Recovery and Resilience Grants

Recovery and Resilience Grants are available to help some of the Queensland local government areas hardest hit by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019 event.

The funding is provided by the Australian Government via the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency.

The following local governments are eligible to apply:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council 


The objectives of the Recovery and Resilience Grants program are to help communities recover from the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January – 14 February 2019 event and increase resilience to natural disasters. 

Activities funded through this program should contribute to the goals, strategic pillars and actions identified in the Australian Government’s 2019 Queensland Monsoon Trough After the flood: a strategy for long-term recovery, and should be consistent with the Recovery and Resilience Grants Guidelines.

How to apply

Eligible local governments are required to submit a Program of Works to QRA detailing proposed recovery and resilience activities.  This should be submitted by email to by 31 March 2021. The Program of Works should be based on the template provided in the Recovery and Resilience Grants Guidelines.


More information

For questions in relation to the program, please email or phone (07) 3008 7200 or 1800 110 841