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Flood and Cyclone Assistance Fund







We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed thus far.  Total raised is currently at $140,000.



Racing Queensland (RQ) has established a special fund to assist trainers who have encountered additional animal welfare, care and transportation costs due to the recent cyclone and flooding across parts of Queensland.


We recognise the importance of trainers and their animals to their business operation and to racing in general.


The fund will provide payments to eligible trainers of $350 or $700 depending on the level of activity each trainer has in their region and the impact.



Impacted trainers, who have had race starters in the three months prior to impact, are invited to apply from the following local government areas:


  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Impacted areas of Logan Council, Gold Coast Council and the Scenic Rim





RQ would like to thank the following sponsors for their major donations and quick support:


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Additionally, RQ would like to thank the Brisbane Racing Club who will be running a charity auction on Victory Stakes day 29th April to raise funds.






Please use the form listed below to apply, any additional queries can be sent through to



 Application Form





Please refer to document below for the criteria that RQ officials will use to oversee and administer.


 Assessment Criteria and Eligibility document





A bank account has been setup for donations here: 


Racing Queensland Cyclone and Flood Appeal


BSB:               084-004

Number:         73-438-2060





Racing Queensland is also working with clubs to ensure normal racing and training operation is restored as soon as possible with races rescheduled or relocated where possible. Where events have been abandoned RQ has repositioned races and race meeting to other venues to ensure animals have had an opportunity to compete.






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