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20 Jun

Financial counselling for drought affected communities continues

Support for drought affected communities in southern and south-west Queensland will continue…

Support for drought affected communities in southern and south-west Queensland will continue with an additional two temporary positions under the Queensland Government’s Rural Financial Counselling Service.

The two positions will be based in Roma and Charleville and are in addition to positions funded under the Federal Government’s Rural Financial Counselling Service program.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service were designed to help people in drought-affected rural and remote communities deal with the impact of stressful situations.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service provides free intensive, individualised financial advice to producers who are suffering financial hardship and have no alternative sources of impartial financial information.

Rural financial counsellors can:

help identify your financial and business options; help negotiate with your lenders; help you develop an action plan; help support you to access the Farm Household Allowance; give you information about government and other assistance schemes; refer you to accountants, agricultural advisers and educational services; and refer you to Department of Human Services and to professionals for succession planning, family mediation and personal, emotional and social counselling.

Further information about the Rural Financial Counselling Service can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website – www.daf.qld.gov.au

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Category C funding deadline extended

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13 Apr

Financial assistance to help Small Business affected by North Queensland flooding

Disaster assistance has been activated for Small Business in the Hinchinbrook Shire…

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Active Disaster List

Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared
Bundaberg Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
North Burnett Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Livingstone Shire Flood 10 April, 2017
Rockhampton Regional Flood 7 April, 2017
Scenic Rim Regional Flood 5 April, 2017
Lockyer Valley Regional Flood 5 April, 2017
Logan City Flood 5 April, 2017
Gold Coast City Flood 5 April, 2017
Gladstone Regional Flood 5 April, 2017
Isaac Regional Cyclone 5 April, 2017

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FAQ's

  • What does farmerdisastersupport.org.au do?

    farmerdisastersupport.org.au is a website aimed at directing farmers to the assistance available. Both financial and mental health stresses can affect people during or after events such as drought, floods and cyclones. This website details 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 will keep you updated. If your region is not declared this does not rule you out of financial assistance– contact your industry body, QFF, QRIDA or DAF to discuss further options.

  • How do I search for assistance?

    Input your postcode and select your industry in the search section on the homepage for results 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, QRIDA or DAF to discuss further options.

  • Who is QFF?

    The Queensland Farmers’ Federation is the united voice of intensive agriculture in Queensland. It is a federation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisation which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 farmers across Queensland.

  • Who developed farmerdisastersupport.org.au

    QFF developed farmerdisastersupport.org.au with funding from the Queensland Government to assist farmers in navigating support networks available to them during times of disaster and drought. The aim of the website is to directly connect farmers with assistance available.

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Public Events

Property Computer Mapping Workshop – Rockhampton

In Queensland natural disasters are unavoidable, however with this Property Computer Mapping workshop Agforce Queensland aims to help you ensure your business is ready and more resilient to what nature has to deliver.

Spend a day with Agforce mapping professionals and start to learn property computer mapping, one of the most effective property management tools available to producers.

What producers will receive:

  • Learn the advantages of using a property map as a management tool;
  • Set up your own map project;
  • Draw property infrastructure e.g. paddocks, fences & water points;
  • All day training with qualified mapping professionals;
  • Linking GPS device to property map and program;
  • Elevation Data and 3D mapping;
  • Property data analysis demonstration: buffering objects for planning and monitoring; and
  • Take home property data and the up-to-date government vegetation mapping layers and elevation
    data.

All workshops run from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Includes morning tea and lunch. Please RSVP by 16 August to allow sufficient time for processing and to avoid missing out.

To register complete the registration form or visit bit.ly/2toWIeA to register online.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

Property Computer Mapping Workshop – Dingo

In Queensland natural disasters are unavoidable, however with this Property Computer Mapping workshop Agforce Queensland aims to help you ensure your business is ready and more resilient to what nature has to deliver.

Spend a day with Agforce mapping professionals and start to learn property computer mapping, one of the most effective property management tools available to producers.

What producers will receive:

  • Learn the advantages of using a property map as a management tool;
  • Set up your own map project;
  • Draw property infrastructure e.g. paddocks, fences & water points;
  • All day training with qualified mapping professionals;
  • Linking GPS device to property map and program;
  • Elevation Data and 3D mapping;
  • Property data analysis demonstration: buffering objects for planning and monitoring; and
  • Take home property data and the up-to-date government vegetation mapping layers and elevation
    data.

All workshops run from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Includes morning tea and lunch. Please RSVP by 16 August to allow sufficient time for processing and to avoid missing out.

To register complete the registration form or visit bit.ly/2toWIeA to register online.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

Property Computer Mapping Workshop – Middlemount

In Queensland natural disasters are unavoidable, however with this Property Computer Mapping workshop Agforce Queensland aims to help you ensure your business is ready and more resilient to what nature has to deliver.

Spend a day with Agforce mapping professionals and start to learn property computer mapping, one of the most effective property management tools available to producers.

What producers will receive:

  • Learn the advantages of using a property map as a management tool;
  • Set up your own map project;
  • Draw property infrastructure e.g. paddocks, fences & water points;
  • All day training with qualified mapping professionals;
  • Linking GPS device to property map and program;
  • Elevation Data and 3D mapping;
  • Property data analysis demonstration: buffering objects for planning and monitoring; and
  • Take home property data and the up-to-date government vegetation mapping layers and elevation
    data.

All workshops run from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Includes morning tea and lunch. Please RSVP by 16 August to allow sufficient time for processing and to avoid missing out.

To register complete the registration form or visit bit.ly/2toWIeA to register online.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

BOM Climate and Weather Workshop – Mackay

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are delivering a series of workshops for primary producers and service providers in regions impacted by Cyclone Debbie.

Listen to climate and weather specialists and BOM senior forecasters discuss climate and weather risks, seasonal outlooks and weather forecasting.

Lunch Provided!

For more information or to register to attend visit Eventbrite. Please RSVP by 18 July 2018.