NDRRA information for applicants

The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) are a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of natural disasters. Most relief measures under NDRRA are funded 75% by the Commonwealth Government and 25% by the Queensland Government.

Individuals, businesses and primary producers

NDRRA assistance for individuals, businesses and primary producers in Queensland is available through:

  • Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
  • Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
  • QRAA.

For more information visit the Queensland Government community support website

Local government authorities and state department agencies

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is responsible for administering Counter Disaster Operations (Category A) and Restoration of Essential Public Assets (Category B) relief measures, which can be applied for by local government authorities and state government agencies.

NDRRA activations

Exceptional circumstances (Category D) funding following TC Marcia

On 29 May 2015, the Australian Government advised the Queensland Government it had approved a $27.75 million NDRRA Category D exceptional circumstances package in response to Tropical Cyclone Marcia.This package will be jointly funded on a 50/50 basis by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

this package includes:

  • $20 million 2015 Betterment Fund
  • $6 million for clean-up and restoration of recreational assets
  • $1 million for green waste clean-up
  • $750,000 for Industry Recovery Officers to support primary producers.

For more detailed information please click here

Eligibility update - Internal day labour

On 14 June 2015, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority received advice that the Commonwealth Government has approved reimbursement of day labour costs for works to restore damage caused by eligible events in the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years.

Councils are encouraged to contact their QRA Regional Liaison Officer for advice and assistance.

Resources for local governments and state agencies:

Important note regarding GST: 

Costs submitted by Council in relation to approved projects will be grossed up for GST. A Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI) inclusive of an RCTI agreement will be issued with each component of funding. The use of RCTIs ensures compliance to GST legislation and is in line with processes previously adopted by the Department in processing these claims

Microsoft Office Compatibilty:

If you are running a version of Microsoft Office which cannot open the files attached on this page, please download and install the compatibility patch from Microsoft.

This Compatibility Pack works with files created by Office 2010 and the Office 2007 system, however please note that some complex macros and formatting still may not display as intended.

Document Listing:

The VfM Strategy outlines the Authority's best practice VfM objectives for NDRRA's expenditure.

The local government trigger points for NDRRA events in 2015-16 apply to the Restoration of Essential Public Assets (REPA) relief measure, which includes Emergent and Restoration Works.

The trigger points are calculated based on a percentage of net general rates, and are capped at $2.2 million. The trigger points for Councils impacted by de-amalgamation are based on an apportioned share of the net general rates.

Trigger points have two purposes:

  • Eligible REPA damage must exceed a Council's trigger point for them to be activated for REPA under the NDRRA.
  • Council must contribute up to its trigger point amount to eligible REPA works.

Trigger points for all councils can be viewed in the pdf below.

Council trigger points for 2015-16 events (  207 KB)