Drought Preparedness Grants QLD

Drought Preparedness Grants provide primary producers with funding to help them undertake on-farm capital improvements that will improve the drought preparedness of their property.
Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland primary producers.


Co-funding is available to help primary producers offset the cost of new permanent capital infrastructure that improves drought resilience.

Examples of new capital infrastructure include but are not limited to:

  • pipes, water tanks and water troughs
  • dam construction and/or expansion
  • drilling new bores
  • water conservation infrastructure and equipment, including more efficient irrigation
  • water pumps and power supply used to run water pumps
  • storage, mixing and feeding out equipment for grain, fodder, molasses and other supplements
  • grain storage and equipment that improves the ability of the business to manage drought
  • reasonable freight components to purchase and install equipment or infrastructure
  • consumables, including fuel for own machinery used in relation to the drought preparedness project
  • contractor costs to install infrastructure.

The amount of the grant is 25% of the cost of purchasing new permanent capital infrastructure, up to a maximum of $50,000.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • demonstrate that at least one person in the primary production business meets the definition of a primary producer
  • be able to contribute the required co-funding amount
  • present a Farm Business Resilience Plan.

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