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

Revocation Date

Boundary description (if required)
Balonne
(part shire #1)
1 August 2013   The portion of the Balonne Shire Council area that is 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 partial declaration, effective 1 October 2013.
Banana 1 March 2014   -
Barcaldine
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013   The area of Barcaldine Regional Council 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
(part shire #2)
1 January 2014   The remaining part of Barcaldine Regional Council not covered by the 1 September partial declaration, effective 1 January 2014.
Barcoo 1 June 2013   -
Blackall Tambo
(part shire #1)
1 June 2013   The eastern part of Blackall/Tambo Regional Council 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 partial declaration, effective 1 September 2013
Boulia 1 April 2013   -
Brisbane City 1 August 2014   -
Bulloo 1 January 2014   -
Bundaberg 1 March 2014   -
Burke 1 April 2013 30 April 2014 -
Carpentaria 1 April 2013 30 April 2014 -
Central Highlands
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013   The portion of the Central Highlands Regional Council 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 partial declaration, effective 1 March 2014
Charters Towers
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013   The area of Charters Towers Regional Council that is west of the Gregory Developmental Road.
Charters Towers
(part shire #2)
1 April 2014   The remaining part of Charters Towers Regional Council area not covered by the 1 September 2013 partial declaration, effective 1 April 2014
Cherbourg 1 March 2014   -
Cloncurry 1 April 2013   -
Croydon 1 April 2013   -
Diamantina 1 April 2013   -
Doomadgee 1 April 2013 30 April 2014 -
Etheridge 1 April 2013   -
Flinders 1 April 2013   -
Fraser Coast 1 March 2014   -
Gladstone 1 March 2014   -
Gold Coast City 1 March 2014   -
Goondiwindi 1 March 2014   -
Gympie 1 March 2014   -
Ipswich City 1 August 2014   -
Isaac
(part shire)
1 September 2013   The area of Isaac Regional Council that is west of Gregory Development Road to Clermont and west of the Gregory Highway to the shire boundary.
Lockyer Valley 1 August 2014   -
Logan City 1 August 2014   -
Longreach
(part shire #1)
1 September 2013   The area of Longreach Regional Council that is west of the Landsborough Highway to Longreach, and 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 partial declaration, effective 1 January 2014.
Maranoa
(part shire #1)
1 June 2013   The southwest portion of Maranoa Regional Council that is 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 partial declarations on 1 June 2013 and 1 August 2013, effective 1 October 2013.
McKinlay 1 April 2013   -
Moreton Bay 1 March 2014   -
Mount Isa 15 May 2013   -
Murweh 1 April 2013   -
Noosa 1 March 2014   -
North Burnett 1 March 2014   -
Paroo 1 April 2013   -
Quilpie 1 July 2013   -
Redland City 1 August 2014   -
Richmond 1 April 2013   -
Scenic Rim 1 August 2014   -
Somerset 1 August 2014   -
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 Regional Council 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 Central Highlands Regional Council, including those parts of Woorabinda Council within the area that is south of the Capricorn Highway in the area that is not covered by the 1 September 2013 partial declaration, effective 1 March 2014.

Further information

Last updated 14 August 2014