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Active Disaster List

Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared
Tablelands Regional Drought 1 May, 2016
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Drought 28 April, 2015
Whitsunday Regional Drought 11 January, 2015
Western Downs Regional Drought 11 January, 2015
Toowoomba Regional Drought 11 January, 2015
Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Drought 11 January, 2015
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Drought 11 January, 2015
Isaac Regional Drought 11 January, 2015
Cook Shire Drought 11 January, 2015
Burdekin Shire Drought 11 January, 2015

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Accelerated works program called for in central west

Accelerated works program called for in central west

4 months, 1 week
Dollar for Drought dream raises $80,000

Dollar for Drought dream raises $80,000

4 months, 1 week
Jodi’s sense of adventure sends lone female on record hay drive

Jodi’s sense of adventure sends lone female on record hay drive

4 months, 2 weeks
Hay runners’ mercy mission

Hay runners’ mercy mission

4 months, 2 weeks
Angels of the drought arrive

Angels of the drought arrive

4 months, 2 weeks
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners create a new Aussie legend | Photos

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners create a new Aussie legend | Photos

4 months, 3 weeks
Drought far from over: Frecklington

Drought far from over: Frecklington

4 months, 3 weeks
Drought funding extended

Drought funding extended

5 months, 1 week
Boulia producer raises $70k for drought

Boulia producer raises $70k for drought

5 months, 1 week
Hunter Valley Christmas present for Moody family

Hunter Valley Christmas present for Moody family

5 months, 1 week
Enormity of rural debt laid bare at meetings

Enormity of rural debt laid bare at meetings

5 months, 2 weeks
Hay Runners “keeping the dream alive” at Blackall

Hay Runners “keeping the dream alive” at Blackall

2 months
Blackall in ‘survival mode’

Blackall in ‘survival mode’

2 months
Hay drive heading to western Qld | Updates

Hay drive heading to western Qld | Updates

1 month, 3 weeks
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their way

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their way

1 month, 4 weeks
Culture of giving alive and well in Australia

Culture of giving alive and well in Australia

1 month, 3 weeks
Redford Drive cancelled for second year running

Redford Drive cancelled for second year running

1 month, 1 week
Pitt points to budget relief

Pitt points to budget relief

1 month
Haigs fight drought to stay on at Alroy

Haigs fight drought to stay on at Alroy

1 month
Cloncurry, South Burnett off drought list, Mareeba and Tablelands added

Cloncurry, South Burnett off drought list, Mareeba and Tablelands added

2 weeks, 4 days

FAQ's

  • What does farmerdisastersupport.org.au do?

    farmerdisastersupport.org is a website aimed at directing farmers to the assistance they need. Both financial and mental health stresses can affect people during or after events such as drought, flood cyclones etc. This website pull together the organisations, Government Departments and industry bodies that can help during these times.

  • What if my region is not declared?

    If your region is not declared, sign up to our newsletter and we can keep you updated. If your region is not declared this does not rule you out of financial assurance – Contact your industry body, QFF, QRAA or DAF to discuss further options.

  • How do i search for assistance

    On the home page there is a search section. Simply input your postcode and select your industry for results that will be generated specific to your area and industry.

  • When can I apply for assistance?

    If you are in a declared zone you can apply straight away. If your zone isn’t declared please contact your industry body, QFF, QRAA or DAF to discuss further options.

  • Who are QFF?

    The Queensland Farmers’ Federation is the united voice of intensive agriculture in Queensland. It is a federation that represents the interests of 16 of Queensland’s peak rural industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland.

  • Who developed farmerdisastersupport.org.au

    QFF have developed farmerdisastersupport.org.au with funding from the Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services to assist farmers in navigating support networks available to them during times of disaster and drought. The aim of the website is to connect farmers and producers with assistance in a direct and accessible manor.

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News

24 May

El Niño over!

Farmers will be happy to see the El Niño come to an…

Farmers will be happy to see the El Niño come to an end. Hopefully ending a long period of dry weather.

The sea surface temperatures across the tropical Pacific have cooled returning the tropical Pacific Ocean to a neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state.

The ENSO Outlook is still at a La Niña watch, with a 50% chance of a La Niña developing later in 2016. This could lead to a wetter than average winter and spring, potentially a welcome relief for the QLD farmers that have not seen good rains in a number of years.

This could be good news for farmers!

Read More
06 Apr

Getting back on the horse is not always that simple

By Royal Flying Doctor Service, Queensland When discussing mental health in rural areas,…
17 Mar

Drought recovery: plan for better times ahead

By QRAA It is an unfortunate reality that large areas of Queensland…

Public Events

11 May

Growcom Biloela Workshop: Building a smarter, stronger farm business

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Recent extreme weather events in Queensland – and the impacts they have caused – have made the challenge of running a profitable farm business even harder. On the other hand, re-building after a disaster can be a catalyst for change and renewal.

Growcom invites growers in central Queensland to consider options and ideas for re-thinking business and financial plans, preparing for future climate risks and protecting your most important asset – you and your family.

All fruit, vegetable and herb growers are invited to attend Farm business strategies for disaster recovery and long term success in May.

Biloela
Date: Wednesday 11 May
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, followed by a free BBQ dinner
Location: DAF Biloela Conference Room, Biloela Research Facility, 98 – 102 State Farm Road, Biloela Qld 4715

Program

2:30 pm Afternoon tea & Trade/Services Displays

3:00 pm Workshop

  • Cultivating resilience to climate risk in horticulture business and supply chains (Jane Muller, Growcom)
  • Business and financial planning for resilience (Darin Hindmarsh, Intellichoice)
  • Accessing assistance (QRAA and the Rural Financial Counselling service)
  • Personal and family wellbeing (Anglicare)

5:30 pm BBQ Dinner

All farmers are welcome to attend.

RSVP to Growcom Reception on 07 3620 3844 or email reception@growcom.com.au.

Growcom would like to acknowledge the support of the Queensland Government, Queensland Farmers’ Federation, Intellichoice, Austsafe Super and Suncorp.

This workshop is funded by the Queensland Government.

12 May

Growcom Yeppoon Workshop: Building a smarter, stronger farm business

GrowcomLogo

Recent extreme weather events in Queensland – and the impacts they have caused – have made the challenge of running a profitable farm business even harder. On the other hand, re-building after a disaster can be a catalyst for change and renewal.

Growcom invites growers in central Queensland to consider options and ideas for re-thinking business and financial plans, preparing for future climate risks and protecting your most important asset – you and your family.

All fruit, vegetable and herb growers are invited to attend Farm business strategies for disaster recovery and long term success in May.

Yeppoon
Date: Thursday 12 May
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, followed by a free BBQ dinner
Location: Yeppoon Community Centre, 80 John Street, Yeppoon Qld 4703

Program

2:30 pm Afternoon tea & Trade/Services Displays

3:00 pm Workshop

  • Cultivating resilience to climate risk in horticulture business and supply chains (Jane Muller, Growcom)
  • Business and financial planning for resilience (Darin Hindmarsh, Intellichoice)
  • Accessing assistance (QRAA and the Rural Financial Counselling service)
  • Personal and family wellbeing (Anglicare)

5:30 pm BBQ Dinner

All farmers are welcome to attend.

RSVP to Growcom Reception on 07 3620 3844 or email reception@growcom.com.au.

Growcom would like to acknowledge the support of the Queensland Government, Queensland Farmers’ Federation, Intellichoice, Austsafe Super and Suncorp.

This workshop is funded by the Queensland Government.

07 Jun

Calliope Field Day

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Register for our ‘Bouncing Back from Natural Disasters’ Field Day and BBQ 

In Queensland natural disasters are unavoidable, so AgForce Projects is hitting the road to help you ensure your business is ready and more resilient to what nature has to deliver.
At each field day we will have local service providers to help you understand what you can do to build resilience against natural disasters. Organisations in attendance* include QFF; Grazing BMP; Fitzroy Basin Association Inc; Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association; QRAA; Toyota; AgData; Uniting Care; Relationships Australia and Powers Agribusiness. *Subject to change.
Each event will commence with a series of short presentations regarding natural disaster
and biosecurity planning, vegetation management and property mapping.

Tuesday 7 June 2016, 9am to 12pm

REGISTER HERE

08 Jun

Biloela Field Day

AgForce_logo

Register for our ‘Bouncing Back from Natural Disasters’ Field Day and BBQ 

In Queensland natural disasters are unavoidable, so AgForce Projects is hitting the road to help you ensure your business is ready and more resilient to what nature has to deliver.
At each field day we will have local service providers to help you understand what you can do to build resilience against natural disasters. Organisations in attendance* include QFF; Grazing BMP; Fitzroy Basin Association Inc; Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association; QRAA; Toyota; AgData; Uniting Care; Relationships Australia and Powers Agribusiness. *Subject to change.
Each event will commence with a series of short presentations regarding natural disaster
and biosecurity planning, vegetation management and property mapping.

Wednesday 8 June 2016, 9am to 12pm

REGISTER HERE