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Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared
Somerset Regional Drought 11 March, 2017
Gympie Regional Drought 11 March, 2017
Fraser Coast Regional Drought 11 March, 2017
North Burnett Regional Drought 11 March, 2017
South Burnett Regional Drought 11 March, 2017
Cherbourg Aboriginal Drought 11 March, 2017
Banana Shire Drought 11 March, 2017
Bundaberg Regional Drought 6 March, 2017
Tablelands Regional Drought 1 May, 2016
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Drought 28 April, 2015

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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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30 Mar

Department of Transport and Main Roads Update: 29 March 2017

INFORMATION BULLETIN UPDATE AS AT 29 MARCH 17 @ 4.30PM Heavy vehicle…

INFORMATION BULLETIN UPDATE AS AT 29 MARCH 17 @ 4.30PM

Heavy vehicle access in Queensland during emergency conditions TMR and QPS have withdrawn travel restriction advice for the movement of Oversize and Overmass, Dangerous Goods and Agricultural Vehicle operators within the cyclone affected area.

However, TMR and QPS recommend that operations of these vehicles should be limited as much as possible while disaster response activities and infrastructure inspections continue.

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue for some time moving in a south-easterly direction so operators should continue to monitor changing road conditions and wet weather travel restrictions and suspensions in the Conditions of Operations Database at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Heavy-vehicles/Excess-mass-and-dimensions/Excess-mass-and-dimension-conditions.aspx and the 13 19 40 website at 131940.qld.gov.au

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) wish to advise of its dedicated hotline telephone number 13 25 23 for any related enquiries, cyclone assistance or animal welfare matters. Further information is also available at https://www.daf.qld.gov.au

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29 Mar

Cyclone Debbie Update – Wednesday 29/3/17

Update – Wednesday 29th March 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie was downgraded to a…
28 Mar

Cyclone Debbie Update – Tuesday 28/3/17

Update – Tuesday 28th March 2017 Sever Tropical Cyclone (STC) Debbie is now…

Public Events

08 Aug

QFF/BOM Climate Risk & Seasonal Outlook Workshop: Monto

Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) with funding from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are delivering a series of workshops through central Queensland on Climate Risk and the seasonal outlook. QFF and DAF have partnered with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to bring together experts to discuss the regional climate drivers, the BOMs seasonal outlook tools and improve farmers understanding of weather and seasonal forecasting.

Monday, 8 August 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (AEST)

RSVP HERE

09 Aug

QFF/BOM Climate Risk & Seasonal Outlook Workshop: Biloela

Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) with funding from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are delivering a series of workshops through central Queensland on Climate Risk and the seasonal outlook. QFF and DAF have partnered with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to bring together experts to discuss the regional climate drivers, the BOMs seasonal outlook tools and improve farmers understanding of weather and seasonal forecasting.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 at 9:00 AM  Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 1:30 PM (AEST)

RSVP HERE

10 Aug

QFF/BOM Climate Risk & Seasonal Outlook Workshop: Yeppoon

Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) with funding from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are delivering a series of workshops through central Queensland on Climate Risk and the seasonal outlook. QFF and DAF have partnered with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to bring together experts to discuss the regional climate drivers, the BOMs seasonal outlook tools and improve farmers understanding of weather and seasonal forecasting.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (AEST)

RSVP HERE

24 Aug

Build a stronger, smarter farm – Biloela

QFF horticulture industry member Growcom is hosting an on-farm workshop in Biloela.

Cyclones and severe weather events over recent years have taken a toll on many farms’ core assets – soil health and fertility, sheds and irrigation systems… not to mention the bank balance!

This on-farm workshop is an opportunity to meet speakers with experience in repairing damaged soils and expertise in rebuilding a stronger, smarter farm business – ensuring your finances and essential infrastructure are primed to cope with whatever nature throws at you next. All primary producers are welcome to take part.

1pm: Lunch, a chance to network with the speakers and other growers.

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Practical farm financial strategies – optimising cash flow and financial reserves Sally Ottaway and John Lacey, Rural Financial Counselling Service

‘Storm ready’ farms – shed and farm buildings, wind breaks, tree cropping strategies Ian and David Groves, Groves Grown Tropical Fruit

Irrigation systems – saving through pump and irrigation efficiency plus tips for severe weather Kathleen Heuvel, Land & Water Field Officer, Growcom

Re-building flood damaged soils and assessing soil health and nutrient profiles David Hall, Agricultural Consultant

Register HERE