Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants QLD

The Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants provide eligible bushfire-affected primary producers with funding to help with clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $75,000.

Who is this for?

Primary producers affected by the 2019/20 bushfires in a defined disaster area.


Primary producers affected by the Queensland bushfires, September - December 2019, can apply for funding to go towards clean-up, reinstatement activities, restoration work and emergency measures.

The grant can go towards:

  • equipment and materials used in clean-ups
  • additional labour costs
  • disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock
  • repairs to buildings (other than housing)
  • fencing repairs
  • replacing or repairing essential equipment
  • salvaging crops
  • treating livestock, poultry and aquaculture species
  • buying fodder, grain and feeds for livestock and poultry
  • purchasing or hiring equipment used to immediately resume business
  • replacing essential water used for firefighting
  • water cartage
  • safety inspections

Funding cannot be used to repair damage:

  • to residential properties
  • covered under existing insurance policies

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a primary producer
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be located in a defined disaster area
  • earn more than 50% of your income from primary production
  • spend part of your labour on primary production
  • have been carrying on your business at the time of the fires

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants.