Media Releases

Coronavirus and your appointment with Rural Financial Counselling North Queensland

The health and safety of clients and staff is always a top concern to Rural Financial Counselling North Qld. So, we take seriously the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to doing our part to prevent it. We continue to monitor guidance from Australian Government Department of Health, State Health Authorities and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and are taking all necessary precautions.

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One Year On Help Still Available for Flooded Farmers and Small Businesses

One year after flooding washed through homes and businesses in north Queensland - help is still available for rural operations and small businesses struggling to get back to full operation.

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Financial Counsellors activated as cost of north Queensland Flooding on Small businesses begins to show

The real impact of North Queensland flooding on small businesses is beginning to emerge more than six months after water swept a destructive path through the community.

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Research project between University Queensland, Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland and Remote Area Planning and Development Board launched

The University of Queensland, the Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland RFCSNQ) and the Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) have joined forces to undertake research which will influence policy and benefit businesses in central western Queensland.

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We can support you to look after your finances while you are dealing with the biggest natural disaster to strike the north Queensland livestock industry

Financial professionals with expertise in rural operations and financial counselling want graziers in north west Queensland to know they are available to help with preliminary discussions with the banks about how stations have been financially impacted by flooding.

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RURAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLORS LOOK FORWARD TO OUTCOMES FROM BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION

The rural financial counselling service providing assistance to North Queensland (RFCSNQ) has welcomed the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry final report.

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Drought support is available to help you through the holiday season

Individuals, families, farms and communities in drought-affected regions can access a range of national, state and local drought support services.

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Time is running out to submit your FHA application and receive full bonus payment

Primary producers and rural businesses under financial hardship have until the 1st of December to apply for the Farm Household Allowance and receive the full bonus payments announced by the Federal Government earlier this year.

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Farm Liaison Officer Announced

More support is now available for farmers facing hardship in Queensland with the announcement of a dedicated Farm Liaison Officer within Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland (RFCSNQ).

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Farm Household Allowance…. not just for drought affected producers.

While the Farm Household Allowance has been around since 2014 over the last few months there have been several changes to eligibility, an extension to a fourth year and the introduction of bonus payments which are available for a short time only.

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Everything you need to know about the Farm Household Allowance

While the Farm Household Allowance has been around since 2014 over the last few months there have been several changes to eligibility, an extension to a fourth year and the introduction of bonus payments which are available for a short time only.

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Drought affected producers, turn to rural financial counsellors, desperate to access extended Farm Household Allowance.

Primary producers have been quick to reach out to Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland after the Federal Government’s announcement yesterday to extend financial support under the Farm Household Allowance (FHA).

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BANK CLOSURE TO HIT CLERMONT FARMERS

Bank closure to hit Clermont farmers

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