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 there 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.