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.
Banana producers in Innisfail impacted by recent storms can now apply for disaster recovery assistance.
Primary producers affected by a natural disaster can apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration.
“An IDSP gives access to freight subsidies up to $5,000 from DAF, and Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA)
Disaster Assistance loans of up to $250,000 available at a concessional interest rate.
“While this assistance won’t make up for the loss of income, these measures will help with repairs.”
For more information or to apply for IDSP, visit the DAF website or call 13 25 23 for assistance.
Information on preparing banana crops for a natural disaster can be found on the Australian Banana Growers’ Council site at abgc.org.au.