Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance Package (Registration and Licensing) QLD

The Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance Package provides various fee waivers and free product replacements to people affected by natural disasters in Queensland.


What do you get?

Various exemptions, free product replacements and permits.

Who is this for?

People affected by natural disasters and drought in Queensland.


The Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance Package provides the following for natural disaster and drought assistance:

  • no administration surcharge for short term registration renewal periods
  • no registration renewal reinstatement fees
  • no replacement fees for standard issued number plates
  • no replacement fees for lost and/or damaged driver licence and photo identity cards
  • no replacement fees for lost and/or damaged:
    • public passenger transport driver authorisations
    • heavy vehicle work diaries
    • industry authorities including accreditation documentation and identity cards
    • books of certificates of inspection or modification certificates
  • multi-combination drought permits
  • increase to the maximum loaded dimensions of baled or rolled hay or straw
  • an additional registration pay term of 3 months and exemption from surcharge for a 3 or 6 month registration pay term
  • exemption from an administrative fee for late payment of registration
  • waiving of certificate of inspection fees
  • seasonal registration vehicles can have dormant period extended to 2 years
  • cancellation and re-registration of vehicles
  • fodder transport with primary producer concession
  • farm plate concession vehicles able to cart water for up to 80 km
  • stock grazing on declared road reserves

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be located in an eligible drought or disaster affected area.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance Package.

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