2022-23 Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding

Event Summary

An active monsoon season and a number of slow-moving low-pressure systems produced exceptionally heavy rainfall across the north of the state from late December 2022 into March 2023. Severe thunderstorms and intense, persistent rainfall led to significant impacts across many northern and central Queensland communities.

To date, 45 of Queensland’s 77 local government areas (LGAs) have been activated for a range of disaster assistance through the joint State and Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to address the immediate and long-term impacts from this event.

Funding assistance

Personal Hardship Assistance

Personal hardship financial assistance is now available for Queensland communities impacted by monsoon and flooding in Northern and Central Queensland. Check eligible areas and eligibility criteria at:

Exceptional circumstances funding

To date, the following extraordinary recovery program has been implemented o support families, small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations severely impacted by this event:

  • $12 million immediate extraordinary recovery program under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA): including
    • $75,000 Extraordinary Recovery Grants for Primary Producers,
    • $50,000 Extraordinary Recovery Grants for Small Business and Non-Government Organisations
    • $6 million Coordinated Livestock Support and Disposal Package.
  • Eligibility for this disaster assistance extends across the seven most severely impacted Local Government areas (LGAs) including Boulia, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, Mornington and Mount Isa.

This funding is being administered by the Queensland Rural Industry Development Authority (QRIDA). Check for eligible areas and eligibility criteria at:

Community Recovery Hotline

For assistance with disaster recovery funding eligibility and support please contact the Queensland Government Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or visit the Queensland Government Disaster Recovery Support website for financial help for current and recent disasters: