As the floodwaters recede, north Queensland farmers are beginning the difficult recovery process. For information about financial assistance and support services available, visit the Farmer Disaster Support website.

Farm Business Debt Mediation

The Queensland Farm Finance Strategy (QFFS) has been superseded by legislated farm business debt mediation. Due to this, the QFFS has been removed from the Queensland Farmers’ Federation website.

On 1 July 2017, the Farm Business Debt Mediation Act 2017 (Qld) replaced the voluntary mediation scheme that was part of the QFFS.

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), formerly QRAA, is responsible for administering the mediation process.

Mediation is required before mortgagees can take possession of a property or other enforcement action under a farm mortgage.

Farmers looking for assistance should contact QRIDA or the Rural Financial Counselling Service* (RFCS).

QRIDA Farm Business Debt Mediation website: www.qrida.qld.gov.au/fbdm