Drought declarations and revocations

Drought declared areas

When an area or property in Queensland meets the drought declaration criteria it is possible to receive assistance at state or commonwealth level.

State declarations can cover an Individually Droughted Property (IDP) or entire shires. The application you need to lodge will vary depending on whether your property is within a shire or area that has been drought declared.

View the table of the drought declared areas.

  • Understanding declarations

    The official acknowledgment by the government that an area or property is drought-stricken.

  • Revocations

    Apply to revoke the drought declaration for your property

Current drought declared local government areas
Local Government Area Effective Date Boundary description (if required)
Balonne
(part shire #1)
1 August 2013 The portion of the Balonne Shire Council area west of the Carnarvon Highway.
Balonne
(part shire #2)
1 October 2013 The remainder of the Balonne Shire Council not covered by 1 August 2013 declaration.
Banana 1 March 2014 -
Barcaldine
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013 The area of Barcaldine Shire south of the Isisford to Barcaldine Road, and east of the Barcaldine to Aramac Road, east of the Lakes and Eastmere Roads and east of the Marshall Highway to the junction of the Eastmere to Reedy Creek Road through to the Fleetwood Road and east of the Fleetwood Road north to the shire boundary.
Barcaldine
(part shire #2)
1 January 2014 The remaining part of Barcaldine Shire not covered by the 01/09/2013 declaration.
Barcoo 1 June 2013 -
Blackall Tambo
(part shire #1)
1 June 2013 The eastern part of Blackall/Tambo shire that is east of the Landsborough highway from the northern boundary of the shire through to Blackall, then east of the Ravensbourne Road and along the road which runs from Ravensbourne Road through Sheep Hill and Jynoomah to the Langlo Road, then east of the Langlo Road through to the Murweh Shire Boundary.
Blackall Tambo
(part shire #2)
1 September 2013 The remaining part of the Blackall/Tambo shire not covered by the 1 June 2013.
Boulia 1 April 2013 -
Bulloo 1 January 2014 -
Bundaberg 1 March 2014 -
Burke 1 April 2013 -
Carpentaria 1 April 2013 -
Central Highlands
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013 The portion of the Central Highlands including the area to the west of the Gregory Highway to Emerald then south of the Capricorn Highway to the Duaringa/Bauhinia Road then south of the Dawson Highway to the shire boundary including those parts of Woorabinda Council within the described area.
Central Highlands
(part shire #2)
1 March 2014 The part of Central Highlands shire that is south of the Capricorn Highway in the area that is not covered by the 1 September 2013 declaration.
Charters Towers
(part shire)
1 September 2013 The area of Charters Towers Regional Council area west of the Gregory Developmental Road.
Cherbourg 1 March 2014 -
Cloncurry 1 April 2013 -
Croydon 1 April 2013 -
Diamantina 1 April 2013 -
Doomadgee 1 April 2013 -
Etheridge 1 April 2013 -
Flinders 1 April 2013 -
Fraser Coast 1 March 2014 -
Gladstone 1 March 2014 -
Goondiwindi 1 March 2014 -
Gympie 1 March 2014 -
Isaac
(part shire)
1 September 2013 The area of Isaac Shire west of Gregory Development Road to Clermont and west of the Gregory Highway to the shire boundary.
Longreach
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013 The area of Longreach Regional Council west of Landsborough Highway to Longreach, west of the Thomson Developmental Road from Longreach to the shire boundary.
Longreach
(part shire #2)
1 January 2014 The remaining part of Longreach Regional Council not covered by the 1 September 2013 declaration.
Maranoa
(part shire #1)
1 June 2013 The southwest portion of Maranoa Regional Council west of Mitchell, south of the Warrego Highway, and west of Mitchell-St George Road.
Maranoa
(part shire #2)
1 August 2013 The portion of Maranoa Regional Council area that is north and west of the Roma-Taroom Road and west of the Carnarvon Highway.
Maranoa
(part shire #3)
1 October 2013 The remainder of Maranoa Regional Council not covered by the declarations on 01 June 2013 and 01 August 2013.
McKinlay 1 April 2013 -
Moreton Bay 1 March 2014 -
Mount Isa 15 May 2013 -
Noosa 1 March 2014 -
North Burnett 1 March 2014 -
Murweh 1 April 2013 -
Paroo 1 April 2013 -
Quilpie 1 July 2013 -
Richmond 1 April 2013 -
South Burnett 1 March 2014 -
Southern Downs 1 March 2014 -
Sunshine Coast 1 March 2014 -
Toowoomba 1 March 2014 -
Western Downs 1 March 2014 -
Winton 1 June 2013 -
Woorabinda
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013 The portion of the Central Highlands including the area to the west of the Gregory Highway to Emerald then south of the Capricorn Highway to the Duaringa/Bauhinia Road then south of the Dawson Highway to the shire boundary including those parts of Woorabinda Council within the described area.
Woorabinda
(part shire #2)
1 March 2014 The part of Woorabinda shire that is south of the Capricorn Highway in the area that is not covered by the 1 September 2013 declaration.

Further information

Last updated 22 May 2014