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.
A recovery package to support the mental health and resilience of communities has been made available to those impacted by the Southern and Eastern Queensland Bushfires last year.
The Community Recovery Package will be provided through the jointly funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
The package includes $4.7 million to to provide specialist mental health support and emotional wellbeing for individuals, families, volunteers and communities impacted by the bushfire events and $3 million to employ Community Development Officers.
The Community Development Officers will work across the local government areas of Livingstone, Lockyer Valley, Noosa, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Southern Downs to address recovery needs and develop community-led action plans.
In addition, $6 million has been allocated for a flexible grants program for non-government organisations, communities groups and local governments to support locally-led recovery and resilience building activities.
The Phase 2 Community Recovery Package will support recovery for communities in the local government areas impacted by the Southern Queensland Bushfires, 6-12 September 2019 and the Eastern Queensland Bushfires, 8 November to 19 December 2019.
More information: statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/1/24/14-million-for-queensland-communities-impacted-by-bushfires.