QRAA’s First Start Loans provide finance up to $650,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.
Obtain the finance you need to enter into primary production or to become a full-time primary producer.
Buying your first farm
Considering buying your first farm – a neighbouring property or another primary production enterprise? Purchase property on a staged basis, allowing your off-farm income to service the loan. Achieve your goal of becoming a full-time primary producer sooner.
Become a partner in the family farm
Thinking about succession? Ensure the family business continues for years to come by assisting younger generation family members to purchase property from parents or other family members, or enter the family partnership.
Achieve enterprise viability
If you want to get the most out of your property and deliver better returns on investment, a First Start Loan could help you upgrade or build-up your enterprise to one that is viable and sustainable.
Leasing or sharefarming
The option to lease or sharefarm is available to enable you to participate in primary production while building your capacity to purchase your own enterprise.
Joint lending with your bank
QRAA will consider joint lending options with your bank or other commercial lenders. If you require more than $650,000 or partial funding from QRAA for a specific project or activity, please discuss your options with us.
What can I use the loan for?
A range of activities that enable you to expand current operations to achieve viability, or assist you to enter into your first primary production enterprise, are eligible.