Drought Assistance

A range of assistance programs, subsidies and other relief packages have been announced by the Australian and Queensland governments to assist primary producers and agriculture sector businesses impacted by drought. 

Follow the links below for more information about relevant programs, application processes and eligibility criteria.

Federal Assistance Programs Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

State Assistance Programs Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Drought update

As at 1 October 2018, 90.3% of the Isaac Region Local Government Area was drought declared.

For seasonal climate and pasture condition information visit The Long Paddock website maintained by the Queensland Government.

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Drought map 01 09 2019 jpg 1


Other helpful links

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Lifeline Drought Toolkit

Beyond Blue

Additional drought information and assistance contacts (PDF)

Natural Disaster Support and Recovery Guide (PDF, 1MB)

Drought - help for Queenslanders

Industry Links 

Queensland Farmers' Federation

AgForce Queensland

Canegrowers Australia

Cattle Council of Australia

Australian Beef Association