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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Category C assistance now available.
Primary producers that suffered direct damage from Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding can access grants from QRAA.
What assistance is available?
An Exceptional Circumstances Grant up to a maximum of $25,000 is available to assist eligible primary producers as follows:
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 How can the assistance help you?
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
Grant application – HERE
Eligible Local Government Areas:
Interactive eligibility map available HERE
The areas activated for Category C are:
Whitsunday Regional Council. Map HERE Mackay Regional Council. Map HERE Scenic Rim Regional Council. Map HERE Logan City Council. Map HERE Part of Isaac Regional Council: Activation is limited to the portion of Isaac Regional Council that is:– east of the Fitzroy Development Road to the Peak Downs Highway, and north and east of a boundary consisting of the Peak Downs Highway, the Suttor Development Road; and the Collinsville Elphinstone Road. Map HERE Part of Livingstone Regional Council: Activation is limited to the portion of Livingstone Shire Council that is: – is to the north … Continue reading Natural Disaster Recovery Grants