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16 Apr

Category C funding deadline extended

Primary producers in the Bundaberg and North Burnett Regional Council areas will…

Primary producers in the Bundaberg and North Burnett Regional Council areas will now have until 20 July 2018 to apply for Category C Recovery Grants following damage caused by severe weather in October last year.

Due to ongoing wet weather, a number of primary producers have been unable to undertake clean up and restoration activities by the previous completion date.

The deadline extension gives eligible primary producers an extra three months to access exceptional circumstance recovery grants worth up to $25,000.

The Category C Recovery Grants can assist those affected with clean-up and restoration activities including removing debris, salvaging crops, replacing pasture or stock, purchasing fodder and repairing damage to premises and equipment

Category C Natural Disaster Recovery Grants are administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on behalf of the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. For more information or to apply visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or freecall 1800 623 946.

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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…
03 Apr

Category B Assistance to help producers affected by North Queensland flooding

Category B Disaster Assistance has been activated for primary producers affected by…

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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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  • 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?

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  • 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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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.

BOM Climate and Weather Workshop – Bowen

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.

BOM Climate and Weather Workshop – Beaudesert

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.

Dairy resilience assisting with your farm’s future Marburg Workshop

QDO invites you to hands-on workshops where presenters will provide practical strategies and advice around the following topics:

  • Financial, Tax & Legal Opportunities
  • Business Planning
  • Transition & Succession Strategies

We can help make the critical conversation of succession planning less daunting and more productive. Following the workshops, participants can expect one on one assistance guiding them through proven steps to deliver outcomes.What’s next for you, your family & your farm? Explore options including growing, evolving and building resilience into your family farm business. Early planning for a comfortable, worry-free retirement of the current generation and management takeover for the next generation creates future confidence and certainty for everyone involved.

Time: 10am til 2pm (Light lunch is provided)
Cost: FREE for QDO Members and Non Members
Register here or contact Torie by email or on 3236 2955.