Farm Business Resilience Plan
Your plan helps you identify, assess and manage business risks such as drought and strategies and actions on how to address them. It is good practice to have a business plan.
You will need a Farm Business Resilience Plan or similar to apply for the drought assistance grants and loans. The plan, identifying activities to improve resilience, needs to be supplied with the application to the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).
You may already have an up-to-date business plan or you can complete the template using an industry specific program.
The Farm Business Resilience Program gives you access to information and training to help with your plan.
For industry checklists, plan templates and more information about training, workshops or business plan assistance, contact the following organisations:
Additionally, there are other programs and service providers, such as Agforce’s AgCarE, natural resource management bodies and agricultural consultants that can also assist producers develop and implement their business plans.
You may choose to get help at a workshop or engage a professional person to help you. If you engage a professional, you may apply for a 50 per cent rebate of the cost, up to $2,500 through a Farm Management Grant. Eligibility conditions apply.
It is recommended you use industry specific programs listed above, but if you choose not to the following resources are available.
- a video explaining what is a Farm Business Resilience plan (see below)
- a Farm Business Resilience Plan template (DOCX, 59.4KB)
- guidance notes (DOCX, 249.2KB) to help you fill out your plan
- a tutorial video to step you through each section of your plan (see below)
- a checklist, based on your industry type. You can use the information from the checklists to help you develop a Farm Business Resilience Plan:
- Livestock — Large scale enterprises self-assessment checklist (PDF, 298.1KB)
- Livestock — Small-to-medium scale enterprise self-assessment checklist (PDF, 297.6KB)
- Mixed — Cropping and grazing self-assessment checklist (PDF, 319.8KB)
- Cropping enterprises self-assessment checklist (PDF, 260.1KB)
If you require assistance completing your plan, please contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2022