Financial assistance to help Small Business affected by North Queensland flooding

Disaster assistance has been activated for Small Business in the Hinchinbrook Shire Council, the Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Cairns Regional Council areas.

Small businesses affected by the recent heavy rains across North Queensland and Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and Associated Flooding can now access Category B assistance under the joint Queensland and Australian Government’s Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Category B assistance includes concessional loans of up to $250,000 and essential working capital loans of up to $100,000.

Category B Natural Disaster Assistance loans are administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on behalf of the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. For more information or to apply visit or freecall 1800 623 946. 

Small Businesses can also view details on Business Queensland