Disaster assistance extended for flooded Queensland small business and not-for-profit organisations

Low interest disaster assistance and essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 are now available to more small businesses and not-for-profit organisations following the latest round of devastating floods to inundate southern Queensland.

The assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

In addition, Balonne Shire Council and City of Gold Coast Council can now be reimbursed through the DRFA for their clean-up and reconstruction costs.

Impacted small businesses in Balonne, Moreton Bay, and Toowoomba, as well as impacted not-for-profit organisations in Balonne, Gympie, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and the Western Downs can now access low-interest loans up to $100,000.

This extension is in addition to the DRFA assistance measures already in place in all of these local government areas to help the community get back on their feet.

The Australian and Queensland governments are continuing to work together to support ongoing recovery efforts throughout southern Queensland, to ensure all communities hit by the floods in May 2022 have the best support available at this difficult time.

This extension of the DRFA brings the total number of local government areas receiving disaster assistance to 20. These LGAs are Balonne, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Gladstone, Gympie, Ipswich, Livingstone, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, North Burnett, Rockhampton, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Western Downs.

For more information on assistance available to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or free call 1800 623 946.