Queensland Government releases flood assistance for small businesses


The Queensland Government has a range of financial assistance, support services and advice available to assist those affected by the floods.

Learn more about the help available for:

Flood assistance for individuals and families

If you have been personally affected by the floods, the Queensland Government can provide support, referrals and advice to help you recover. You may be eligible for financial assistance such as a personal hardship allowance, essential household contents grant or structural assistance grant.

Visit the Centrelink website to find out if you are eligible for the Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy or an Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment of $1000 per adult and $400 per child.

Red Cross has established evacuation centres in flood-affected areas and is distributing funds donated through the Premier’s Appeal. It has also established an online register where people can record their name and current whereabouts so that friends and relatives can locate them.

For more information about the help available to you, please phone the Disaster Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

Emergency alerts

Visit the State Disaster Management Group website for emergency alerts that may affect your local area.

Traffic and travel information

For your own safety, find out about danger zones, road closures and re-openings and view flood maps before you travel. This information is available from the Queensland Government’s travel and traffic information 13 19 40 website.

You can help

Help the families and communities devastated by the floods by donating to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.