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 assistance – 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 manner.

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23 Nov

Bundaberg – Natural disaster recovery grants available

Category C – $25,000 Natural disaster recovery grants The Central Coast Queensland Severe…

Category C – $25,000 Natural disaster recovery grants

The Central Coast Queensland Severe Weather that occurred over the 16th to the 19th of October 2017 has activated Natural disaster recovery grants.

People in parts of the Bundaberg Regional Council can now access Exceptional Circumstances Grant up to a maximum of $25,000. See a map of the activated area HERE.

Initial grant amounts to assist you with cleaning and reinstatement costs – up to a total of $5,000; and Subsequent grant amounts to assist you with additional cleaning and reinstatement costs – up to a total of $20,000

The assistance enables you to pay for costs associated with cleaning and reinstatement activities.

Examples of eligible activities:

purchasing, hiring or leasing equipment or materials to; clean premises, property or equipment or to immediately resume farming activities removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods, materials including injured or dead livestock repairing or replacing fencing on the property purchasing fodder or salvaging crops or feed for stock repairing or reconditioning essential plant or equipment maintaining the health of livestock or poultry paying additional wages to an employee to assist with clean-up work

For information contact local QRIDA officer:

Mark Barrett – 0417 775 547 Mark.barrett@qrida.qld.gov.au

More information HERE

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16 Nov

North Burnett – Natural disaster recovery grants available

Category C – $25,000 Natural disaster recovery grants The Central Coast Queensland Severe…
30 Oct

Central Coast Queensland Severe Weather 16 – 19 October 2017

Financial assistance has been activated for primary producers affected by the Central…

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