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
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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.
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.
Input your postcode and select your industry in the search section on the homepage for results specific to your area and industry.
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.
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.
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.
Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries
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.
For more information or to register to attend visit Eventbrite. Please RSVP by 18 July 2018.
For more information or to register to attend visit Eventbrite. Please RSVP by 17 July 2018.
For more information or to register to attend visit Eventbrite. Please RSVP by 10 July 2018.