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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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Yaraka welcomes hay drop

Yaraka welcomes hay drop

6 days, 10 hours
Nursery set to heal scars of drought

Nursery set to heal scars of drought

1 month, 1 week
Rugby club adds to drought kitty

Rugby club adds to drought kitty

1 month, 2 weeks
ICPA welcomes budget fee relief

ICPA welcomes budget fee relief

2 months
Drought counselling cuts ire

Drought counselling cuts ire

2 months, 1 week
Hay hero up for Australian honor

Hay hero up for Australian honor

2 months, 3 weeks
Cloncurry, South Burnett off drought list, Mareeba and Tablelands added

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

3 months, 2 weeks
Haigs fight drought to stay on at Alroy

Haigs fight drought to stay on at Alroy

3 months, 3 weeks
Pitt points to budget relief

Pitt points to budget relief

3 months, 4 weeks
Redford Drive cancelled for second year running

Redford Drive cancelled for second year running

4 months
Culture of giving alive and well in Australia

Culture of giving alive and well in Australia

4 months, 2 weeks
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their way

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their way

4 months, 3 weeks
Hay drive heading to western Qld | Updates

Hay drive heading to western Qld | Updates

4 months, 3 weeks
Blackall in ‘survival mode’

Blackall in ‘survival mode’

4 months, 3 weeks
Hay Runners “keeping the dream alive” at Blackall

Hay Runners “keeping the dream alive” at Blackall

4 months, 3 weeks

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

18 Aug

Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice

By Craig Welden SE Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium Do you need…

By Craig Welden SE Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Do you need to know (and keep up to date with) the latest in fire and land management, fire, soils and climate change, fire & risk, fire science and fire management techniques? Then discover Bushfire 2016 for yourself! Set to be the premier Bushfire Event of 2016, this national conference will be held on 28th to 30 September 2016.

Hosted and coordinated by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium), Bushfire 2016 will be an engaging, informative and inspiring conference squarely aimed at connecting fire scientists, ecologists and students with onground fire operators, public land managers, land managers (e.g. natural resources, weed/pest, biodiversity), utility operators, planners and other fire and environmental professionals.

SEQFBC Manager Dr Samantha Lloyd said that “with a focus on applied fire ecology, fire management research, Traditional Owner fire projects and collaborative fire programs, we aim to showcase successful partnerships that translate science into practice for beneficial onground fire management and environmental outcomes, whilst supporting land owners, land managers and scientists.”

“Bushfire 2016 is a chance to engage and network with Australia’s best fire scientists and onground managers – an opportunity to learn something new and build invaluable partnerships.”

Bushfire 2016 offers two days of concurrent sessions set in the beautiful grounds of the University of Queensland, with a catered poster session on the Wednesday evening, an informal dinner on the Thursday night and field trips to beautiful North Stradbroke Island and the Sunshine Coast on the Friday.  We encourage you to join our mailing list to ensure you receive updates and alerts (visit: www.fireandbiodiversity.org.au).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Conference details: HERE

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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