Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2020-21

The Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund (QRRRF) helps communities reduce the risk of, and better prepare for natural disasters.

The QRRRF is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments as part of its five-year National Partnership Agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Queensland Government is contributing $8.3 million while the Commonwealth Government is contributing $10.8 million to the 2020-21 round of the QRRRF.

The Commonwealth component includes the $6 million Managing Disaster Risk Fund, which is for the 14 local government areas hardest hit by the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the $19.1 million fund close on 7 April 2021.  

Further information for applicants, including instructions on how to apply can be found in the 2020-21 Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding Guidelines.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Local government bodies constituted under the Local Government Act 2009; or the City of Brisbane Act 2010, and the Weipa Town Authority
  • Regional Organisations of Councils
  • Regional Natural Resource Management bodies
  • River Improvement Trusts
  • Water authorities and local water boards (Category 2 only)
  • Queensland Government departments and agencies
  • Incorporated non-government organisations (including volunteer groups)
  • Not-for-profit organisations, including universities.


The objective of this funding is to support delivery of disaster resilience and mitigation projects that:


Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest (EoIs) close on Wednesday 7 April 2021.

EOIs can be completed in QRA’s Management and Reporting System (MARS) for those applicants with access. Applicants without access to MARS may submit an EOI via email to submissions@qra.qld.gov.au.

For enquiries email QRRR@qra.qld.gov.au