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
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.
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.