Remote Communities Freight Assistance Scheme QLD

This program provides freight discounts to eligible businesses located in remote QLD communities.
Closes in 601 days

Closing date: Monday 12 January 2026 Mon 12 Jan 2026

Application detail:

Discount Assistance and Compliance Assistance will be available until 30 June 2028, or until funding is exhausted. 

Applications for Establishment Assistance are open until 12 January 2026.

What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

Who is this for?

Remote community businesses located in eligible QLD local government areas.


The Remote Communities Freight Assistance Scheme aims to reduce the amount of freight costs that are passed onto consumers of eligible goods in remote communities.

The Scheme provides 3 types of assistance to wholly or partly reimburse eligible business owners, being:

  • Establishment Assistance: a one-off reimbursement (where applicable) to help offset establishment activities costs.
  • Discount Assistance: a monthly payment to reimburse the eligible business for monthly discount shortfalls.
  • Compliance Assistance: to reimburse the monthly compliance cost to the business.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, the business must be located in an eligible local government area in a remote community.

Additionally, the retail sales of eligible essential goods by the business, during the most recently ended financial year when the application is made, accounted for:

  • where the premises are used primarily for the retail sale of fuel for vehicles, at least 15% of revenue of the business at the premises for the year
  • otherwise, at least 50% of the revenue of the business at the premises for the year.

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