Queensland Government has announced disaster assistance, working capital Loans and freight subsidies for those impacted by the recent SEQ storms.

The Australian and Queensland Governments have announced further assistance for Queenslanders impacted by the SEQ storms on Christmas night.

Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans are now available for affected small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profits in City of Gold Coast, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Logan City Council to assist with the repair and recovery of essential equipment, and for loss of income.

Freight subsidies are also being made available to primary producers to alleviate the costs of moving stock and operating materials.

Assistance is being provided through the joint Commonwealth-state Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

To access disaster loans or other activated assistance measures, you can apply with the Queensland Community Recovery Hotline (1800 173 349) which is available around the clock for questions on eligibility and how to apply. Visit Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority for more information.

Disaster Assistance Loans

Up to $250,000 for producers and small businesses and $100,000 for not-for-profits to repair or replace damaged assets like plant and equipment, to repair premises, or to replace stock and maintain liquidity.

Essential Working Capital Loans

Up to $100,000 for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profits to allow for the continuation of operations, including paying wages, rents or rates, purchasing items such as fuel, fodder and water, or for the transportation of livestock and produce.

Freight subsidies

Up to $5,000 for primary producers to assist with the movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water, and building or fencing materials.

The joint statement by Federal Minister Murray Watt and State Minister Nikki Boyd highlights the support available and provides links to the relevant authorities.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the team at MGI South Qld.