Structural adjustment payments: Stage 1 extended

Closing dates have been extended so commercial licence holders have more time to get independent advice and submit their applications.

Stage 1

Closing 30 April 2024

Closing 30 June 2024

Apply now for Stage 1 payments.

Stages 2 and 3

These stages will include:

  • support for eligible skippers, crew and supply chain businesses affected by the phase-out of gillnets
  • payments for eligible fishers not in the Great Barrier Reef or Great Sandy Marine Park rezoning areas to compensate for hammerhead sharks becoming a no-take species
  • payments for eligible gillnet fishers in the Gulf of Carpentaria
  • loss of income payments for eligible part-time lease holders of the previous N1, N2 or N4 symbols
  • gillnet buyback from licence or lease holders of the previous N1, N2 or N4 symbols
  • grants to refit gillnet reel boats.

Need help with your application or want to talk to someone about your business? Access free and confidential financial counselling services in southern Queensland or northern Queensland, or call 1300 771 741.

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