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26 May

Drought status revoked for Central Highlands and Woorabinda

Drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council…

Drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council effective 25 May 2017.

This latest decision brings the drought declared area of Queensland down to 66.27% down from the i record 87.47% drought declared area early this month.

The local drought committees for Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, North Burnett, Somerset and South Burnett recommended that the drought declarations made in March this year remain in place.

The local drought committees for Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Logan and Redland local government areas also met this month to determine the effect of the rainfall after Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie with the decision being reached not to drought declare these regions.

Producers in those areas still experiencing dry conditions can apply for an Individually Droughted Property (IDP) declaration which gives them the same access to Queensland Government drought assistance as an area declaration.

For further information call 13 25 23 or visit www.daf.qld.gov.au.

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26 May

Extra drought dollars for QLD farmers

Drought-affected Queensland farmers are urged to take advantage of additional $15 million…
17 May

Heavy rainfall, potential flooding for coastal Queensland: BOM

Bureau of Meteorology  Issued at 3:08 pm EST on Tuesday 16 May…

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Active Disaster List

Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared
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
Central Highlands 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