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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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Nursery set to heal scars of drought

Nursery set to heal scars of drought

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Rugby club adds to drought kitty

Rugby club adds to drought kitty

2 weeks, 1 day
ICPA welcomes budget fee relief

ICPA welcomes budget fee relief

1 month
Drought counselling cuts ire

Drought counselling cuts ire

1 month, 1 week
Hay hero up for Australian honor

Hay hero up for Australian honor

1 month, 3 weeks
Cloncurry, South Burnett off drought list, Mareeba and Tablelands added

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

2 months, 1 week
Haigs fight drought to stay on at Alroy

Haigs fight drought to stay on at Alroy

2 months, 3 weeks
Pitt points to budget relief

Pitt points to budget relief

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

Redford Drive cancelled for second year running

3 months
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Culture of giving alive and well in Australia

3 months, 2 weeks
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their way

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on their way

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Hay drive heading to western Qld | Updates

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Blackall in ‘survival mode’

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Hay Runners “keeping the dream alive” at Blackall

Hay Runners “keeping the dream alive” at Blackall

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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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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!

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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

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

02 Dec

Farmer Disaster Support Website Launched!

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has launched a new website farmerdisastersupport.org.au designed to assist Queensland farmers and primary producers with simplified and localised support during natural disasters and drought.

The website is built by industry for industry. It presents the full cross-section of postcode specific financial and social wellbeing support available to farmers and primary producers. It will benefit our member organisations and the entire Queensland agriculture sector.

QFF CEO Ruth Wade said the website allows farmers and primary producers to input their postcode, select their industry and then see results and services specific to their local area which prioritises on-farm and industry specific advice and support.

“It can often be confusing and overwhelming when trying to access assistance during drought and natural disasters. Much of the assistance on offer comes from a variety of organisations and different levels of government and these can often be difficult to navigate,”

“What this website is designed to do is collate all these services and support networks into an easily negotiable, up to data set of localised results.”

“QFF has worked closely with the Queensland Government and its industry member organisations to ensure we have delivered a service that will help everyday farmers access the support that is available to them,”

“In Queensland we have had a long association with cyclones, floods and of course drought with many farmers having to endure one event after another,”

Farmerdisastersupport.org.au was constructed through funding from Queensland Government’s Minister Shannon Fentiman’s Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services.

Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman congratulated the QFF on producing a useful new resource to help farmers access information easily in the midst of a disaster or to plan for the future.

“Queensland farmers are the cornerstone of our state which is why it is particularly important that we support them in crisis situations to make sure they can get back on their feet.”

Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson also commended QFF for developing this fantastic resource.

“During this record drought we have expanded financial and other assistance beyond farm business support to help farming families and farm communities.”

“This project has been funded from the Queensland Government’s Communities Assistance package and provides a handy central source to access the range of organisations providing assistance.

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.

Visit the website now: www.farmerdisastersupport.org.au

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