The Australian Government has announced a drought assistance package worth $320 million to support those farm businesses, farming families and rural communities facing hardship brought on by drought. For more details, visit the Department of Agriculture

An Interim Farm Household Allowance is also available through the Australian Government to help farm families experiencing financial hardship to meet basic household needs and improve long term financial security.

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 09 April 2014