The Queensland Government has opened the $741 million Resilient Homes Fund for Queenslander’s whose homes were damaged by the floods.

The fund will provide grants to raise, repair, or retrofit their homes.

Grants will be available for the following work:

  • Rebuilding homes: Grants will be available to assist eligible homeowners to repair or retrofit their homes to incorporate flood resilient design and materials.
  • Raising homes: Grants will be available to eligible homeowners to raise homes to reduce the impacts of future flood events by lifting living areas and rooms above the defined flood level.
  • Buying back homes: In high-risk situations where repairing, retrofitting or raising are not suitable, a voluntary buy-back of the residence will be considered. Voluntary home buy-backs will be on a case-by-case basis and will consider a range of factors including the frequency of flooding, severity of flooding, structural safety of the property, future flood risk and broader social impacts.

It is predicted that the recent floods resulted in nearly 7,000 homes being damaged.

For more information on how to apply, please click here.