The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is the lead agency responsible for disaster recovery in Queensland. Our key recovery activities include:

Recovery after a disaster - useful links for Queenslanders

The Queensland Government publishes a Recovery after a disaster webpage with useful links for Queenslanders including:

  • Financial assistance - includes information about:
    • Emergency hardship assistance
    • Essential services hardship assistance grant
    • Essential household contents grant
    • Structural assistance grant
    • Essential services safety and reconnection grants
    • Help for primary producers.
  • Support - includes information about:
    • Managing stress after a disaster
    • Family relationships after a disaster
    • Support groups
    • Business support
    • Rural disaster support
    • Regional community support services.
  • Find a Community Recovery hub location
  • Health, wellbeing and cleaning up - includes information about:
    • electricity and water utilities contacts
    • after a storm, flood or cyclone (returning to affected buildings, pools and water tanks, floodwater contamination, mould, asbestos, landholder repairs, drugs and poison disposal)
    • disaster recovery for livestock farms
    • after a bushfire.
  • Housing help after a disaster
  • Self Recovery App - The Self Recovery App provides access to vital information about disasters and emergencies in Queensland.
  • How can I help? -  Donate time, goods and services, or make a financial contribution to assist recovery following a disaster or emergency event.
  • Volunteering - Information about volunteering for disaster recovery, including volunteering with the SES, Rural Fire Service and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard.
  • Insurance - Information about making an insurance claim following a natural disaster
  • Replace lost or destroyed documents.