Emergency flood relief for QLD, NSW and WA 

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Wednesday 05 January 2011

Updated: 14 January 2011


If your QLD business has been affected, visit the QRAA External link website for information on grants and subsidies that are now available. For more information on these programs, or to see if your business is eligible, call QRAA on 1800 623 946.

The Tax Office is also allowing flood victims in QLD to defer their tax payments and have refunds fast-tracked in addition to other services being made available. To find out more about these services, visit the Australian Taxation Office External link website or call their dedicated emergency support info line on 1800 806 218.

New South Wales

Small businesses and primary producers from NSW impacted by flood waters can apply for loans and transport subsidies through the Rural Assistance Authority’s Natural Disaster Relief Schemes External link. You can call the Authority for further information on 1800 678 593.

Western Australia

If you’re an affected small businesses or primary producer in WA, help is available through an Interest Rate Subsidy (IRS) administered by the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES). Find information on the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) External link on the DFES website.

National Assistance

In addition to state initiatives, the Disaster Assist External link website provides information on the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) External link and the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) External link for eligible people in disaster-declared areas of Qld, NSW, VIC, SA and WA.


The Queensland Government has launched an appeal to help Queenslanders affected by the recent floods. You can show your support for those who have lost everything by donating to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal External link.

As all funds collected will be managed by The Australian Red Cross, this appeal has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. All donations of $2 or more are therefore tax deductible. For more information on DGR status, visit the ABN Lookup website. 

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