Many of our communities have been impacted by the severe weather and flooding that started on 22 February to 5 April 2022. There is support available to assist eligible residents and businesses from a range of government agencies and community organisations.

Individuals and households

Financial support

Federal Government

Services Australia - Queensland Floods, January 2022 - Natural disaster: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/queensland-floods-january-2022?context=60042 

Resilient Homes Fund

The Resilient Homes Fund was developed jointly between Federal and Queensland Government following the 2021-22 disaster season and applies to directly flood-affected residential properties within 37 local government areas activated for Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA). 

Funding will be used to repair, retrofit, raise or buy-back eligible properties. Refer to the Queensland Government page to register your interest and read more details: Resilient Homes Fund | Homes and housing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

Community organisations

Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld- Southern Downs Community Flood & Drought Support Grants for people who reside or work in Toowoomba Regional Council Local Government Area. Refer to Lifeline Darling Downs & South West QLD website for further details. 

Australian Red Cross - Grants for people affected by the Qld and NSW 2022 floods. NSW and QLD floods grants 2022: www.redcross.org.au/grants

Local community recovery support

Community Support Services Brochure Toowoomba: www.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/200341/communitysupportservicessouthwesttoowoomba.pdf (PDF)

 

Businesses and primary producers

Queensland Government

Queensland Rural Industry Development Authority: Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants- South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding- Business, Primary Producers and Non-for-profits: www.qrida.qld.gov.au/program/extraordinary-disaster-assistance-recovery-grants-south-east-queensland-rainfall-and-flooding

Business Queensland:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries - Natural Disaster Information: www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/agriculture/disaster-recovery/natural-disaster

Business Continuity Planning - tools and links: www.tr.qld.gov.au/community-business/community-safety/be-prepared-for-emergencies/14659-business-continuity-planning

Primary Producer's Natural Disaster Impact Survey - Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF): survey123.arcgis.com/share/a65512900348401a812e57d743e4c104

 

Sports, recreation & community groups

Financial support

Queensland Rural Industry Development Authority - Non for Profits concessional loans, subsidies or grants: www.qrida.qld.gov.au

Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program - Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP): www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery

Financial institutions:

 

Mental health and psychological support

Lifeline: Counselling and support, including crisis counselling to people affected by disaster-Visit www.lifeline.org.au or call on 13 11 14

Australian Red Cross: www.redcross.org.au/emergencies

Kids Help Line- Visit kidshelpline.com.au/ or call on 1800 55 1800

For the younger members of your family – Birdie’s Tree book series from Queensland Health helps you walk your young ones through their emotions and reactions to a disaster. Visit www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/natural-disaster-recovery/

Central Queensland (Toowoomba to the Northern Territory Border)Mental Health Disaster Recovery Team-Visit www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/services/mental-health/services/cq-mental-health-disaster-recovery-team, call 07 4620 5500 or email CQDisasterRecovery@health.qld.gov.au

Rural Aid: support for farming families- Visit www.ruralaid.org.au/ or call 1300 327 624.