The Australian Government has announced a $10 million assistance package to help drought-affected farmers with water infrastructure and to help reduce the impact pest and feral animals has on their properties. For more details, visit the Department of Agriculture.

To speak with someone about drought assistance, check here for any upcoming drought events including mobile office locations throughout Queensland, or contact us on 13 25 23.

The department is helping primary producers manage their business through a range of drought services, including financial assistance, livestock nutrition and animal welfare information, and business-management strategies.

  • Declarations and revocations

    Drought declared shires in Queensland officially listed by the government as being drought-stricken

  • New Drought Assistance Package Assistance

    Assistance with drought relief for primary producers, application forms, stress management, services and resources.

  • Social and community services

    Many government and community-based services provide assistance for families suffering from the emotional and physical fallout of drought.

  • Managing drought

    Software, management and feeding practices during drought

  • Useful contacts in drought

    Drought contacts for Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) applications and Individually Droughted Property (IDP) applications

  • Mobile offices and events

    Mobile offices providing information to producers and business operators about drought support.

  • Publications and resources

    Publications and resources to assist drought affected producers.

Further information

Last updated 05 June 2014