Drought declarations and revocations

Current Local Government Areas with drought declarations applied
Local Government Area Effective Date
Balonne (part shire 1) 1 August 2013
Balonne (part shire 2) 1 October 2013
Banana 1 March 2014
Barcaldine (part shire 1) 1 September 2013
Barcaldine (part shire 2) 1 January 2014
Barcoo 1 June 2013
Blackall Tambo (part shire 1) 1 June 2013
Blackall Tambo (part shire 2) 1 September 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
Central Highlands (part shire 2) 1 March 2014
Charters Towers (part shire) 1 September 2013
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
Longreach (part shire 1) 1 September 2013
Longreach (part shire 2) 1 January 2014
Maranoa (part shire 1) 1 June 2013
Maranoa (part shire 2) 1 August 2013
Maranoa (part shire 3) 1 October 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
Woorabinda (part shire 2) 1 March 2014

Part shire boundary descriptions

Balonne 1
The area of the Balonne Shire Council area that is west of the Carnarvon Highway.
Balonne 2
The remaining part of the Balonne shire not covered by the 1 August 2013 declaration.
Barcaldine 1
The area of Barcaldine Shire that is 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 2
The remaining part of Barcaldine Shire not covered by the 1 September 2013 declaration.
Blackall Tambo 1
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 2
The remaining part of the Blackall Tambo shire not covered by the 1 June 2013 declaration.
Central Highlands 1
The area of Central Highlands shire that is 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 that fall within the described area.
Central Highlands 2
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
The area of Charters Towers Regional Council area that is west of the Gregory Developmental Road.
Isaac
The area of Isaac shire that is west of the Gregory Developmental Road to Clermont and then west of the Gregory Highway to the shire boundary.
Longreach 1
The area of Longreach shire that is west of the Landsborough Highway to Longreach then west of the Thomson Developmental Road from Longreach to the shire boundary.
Longreach 2
The remaining part of Longreach Shire not covered by the 1 September 2013 declaration.
Maranoa 1
The south west area of Maranoa Regional Council west of Mitchell that is south of the Warrego Highway, and west of the Mitchell-St George Road.
Maranoa 2
The area of Maranoa Regional Council area that is north and west of the Roma-Taroom Road and west of the Carnarvon Highway.
Maranoa 3
The remaining part of the Maranoa shire not covered by the 1 June 2013 and 1 August 2013 declarations.
Woorabinda 1
The area of Central Highlands shire that is 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 that fall within the described area.
Woorabinda 2
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

  • 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

Last updated 10 March 2014