The Queensland Government is offering support to not-for-profit organisations affected by Cyclone Debbie. Organisations affected may be eligible for loans or grants assistance to help with recovery efforts.

Natural Disaster Assistance

A low interest loan and grant package of up to $105,000 is available to help non-profit organisations pay for costs arising out of direct damage caused by the recent severe weather.

Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital)

A low interest loan of up to $100,000 is available to help non-profit organisations that have suffered significant loss of income as a result of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie (such as through loss of electricity, water or road access for extended periods).

For more information about the assistance available to non-profit organisations, including application forms and scheme guidelines, please contact QRAA on QRAA on 1800 623 946 or visit

Please note: Non-profit organisations can only receive assistance under the Natural Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Natural Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.


Assistance for sporting clubs

Sport and recreation clubs affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath can apply for immediate financial assistance to assist with their immediate clean-up efforts.

Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to assist eligible sport and recreation organisations with urgent needs such as replacing equipment or making repairs to clubhouses or grounds.

Applications forms are available from local Sport and Recreation Services Offices or online at

For more information or assistance, please contact Sport and Recreation Services on 1300 656 191.


Assistance for individuals and families

If you are aware of any clients or colleagues who are suffering hardship as a result of the recent severe weather, you might want to let them know that help is available.

Depending on their situation they may be eligible for financial or other assistance to help you get them back on their feet. 

How to access support:

  • Call the Community Recovery hotline on 1800 173 349 for information or to apply for support. 
  • Visit for information about assistance available, eligibility requirements and how to apply. You can also apply for support online.
  • Visit a Community Recovery hub in your local area.
  • A Community Recovery outreach worker may also be available to visit you at home to arrange financial and other assistance.

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