Our region has faced the full extremes of Mother Nature in recent years. From drought, to fire, and even some welcome rain.
Primary producers still grappling with the aftermath of bushfires may be eligible for government help.This assistance may include freight subsidies for fodder, fencing materials, livestock and concessional rate loans.
For more information about funding, visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to check if you are eligible for a Financial Assistance Package which have been made available under Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Other support may be available by calling Vinnies on 1800 846 643.
National Bushfire Recovery Agency
On 6 January 2020, the National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) was established by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, to lead and coordinate a national response to rebuilding communities affected by bushfires across large parts of Australia.
The NBRA are focused on connecting people, communities, primary producers and businesses with the services and assistance they may need to rebuild and recover to support the recovery of all Australians.
Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants
The $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program will help communities address priorities for recovery and resilience after the 2019-20 bushfires.
The following are lists of national support options collated by the NRBA:
- Combined list of support for individuals
- Combined list of support for small business and not-for-profits
- Combined list of support for primary producers
Printable Queensland specific resources are avaliable for download:
- Help available - Individuals - Queensland.pdf
- Help available - Small business - Queensland.pdf
- Help available - Primary producers - Queensland.pdf