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18 Apr

Natural Disaster Recovery Grants

Category C assistance now available. Primary producers that suffered direct damage from Severe…

Category C assistance now available.

Primary producers that suffered direct damage from Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding can access grants from QRAA.

What assistance is available?

An Exceptional Circumstances Grant up to a maximum of $25,000 is available to assist eligible primary producers as follows:

Initial grant amounts to assist you with cleaning and reinstatement costs – up to a total of $5,000; and Subsequent grant amounts to assist you with additional cleaning and reinstatement costs – up to a total of $20,000 How can the assistance help you?

The assistance enables you to pay for costs associated with cleaning and reinstatement activities.

Examples of eligible activities:

purchasing, hiring or leasing equipment or materials to; clean premises, property or equipment or to immediately resume farming activities removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods, materials including injured or dead livestock repairing or replacing fencing on the property purchasing fodder or salvaging crops or feed for stock repairing or reconditioning essential plant or equipment maintaining the health of livestock or poultry paying additional wages to an employee to assist with clean-up work

Grant application – HERE

Eligible Local Government Areas:

Interactive eligibility map available HERE

The areas activated for Category C are:

Whitsunday Regional Council. Map HERE Mackay Regional Council. Map HERE Scenic Rim Regional Council. Map HERE Logan City Council. Map HERE Part of Isaac Regional Council: Activation is limited to the portion of Isaac Regional Council that is:– east of the Fitzroy Development Road to the Peak Downs Highway, and north and east of a boundary consisting of the Peak Downs Highway, the Suttor Development Road; and the Collinsville Elphinstone Road. Map HERE Part of Livingstone Regional Council: Activation is limited to the portion of Livingstone Shire Council that is: – is to the north … Continue reading Natural Disaster Recovery Grants

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Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared
Livingstone Shire Flood 10 April, 2017
Rockhampton Regional Flood 7 April, 2017
Scenic Rim Regional Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Lockyer Valley Regional Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Logan City Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Isaac Regional Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Gold Coast City Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Central Highlands Regional Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Gladstone Regional Cyclone 5 April, 2017
Whitsunday Regional Cyclone 31 March, 2017

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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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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