Disaster-declared areas

Producers restocking after the floods should check their eligibility for further assistance with DAF. Restocking may impact the type of financial assistance they can receive. Please call DAF on 13 25 23 to discuss individual circumstances.

Far North and North Queensland monsoonal floods January-February 2019

The following areas have been declared disaster areas and activated under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for Category B assistance:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Croydon Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Finders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council.

Through this arrangement, producers have access to DRFA Category B financial assistance such as freight subsidies and concessional loans.

The following areas have been declared disaster areas and activated under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for Category C assistance. Producers in these areas can apply for grants of $75,000 to help with things like the hiring and leasing of equipment, purchasing fodder, replacing dead livestock, salvaging feed or crops and repairing essential plant and equipment:

  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Finders Shire Council
  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Winton Shire Council.

If you are unsure if you are in an activated area please contact the department on 13 25 23 or QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or visit the QRIDA website.

Carcass disposal grants

Flood-affected producers can access $5000 grants from the Australian Government to help with the disposal of animal carcasses. For more information and to apply contact your local council.

Central Queensland fires November 2018

Due to the unprecedented fire conditions, the following areas have been declared disaster areas and activated under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for Category B:

  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Mackay Regional Council

Through this arrangement, producers have access to DRFA Category B financial assistance, such as freight subsidies and concessional loans.

If you are unsure if you are in an activated area please contact the department on 13 25 23 or QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or visit the QRIDA website.

Primary producers who have suffered major damage as a result of these fire events outside the above declared areas may apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration. An IDSP provides access to Queensland Government assistance similar to the Category B NDRRA of freight subsidies and concessional loans.

Find out more about Individual Disaster Stricken Property declarations or complete the application form (PDF, 117.4KB) (please note: this form works best in Internet Explorer).

North and North West Queensland flooding and Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora - February and March 2018

Due to the rainfall and flooding associated with the north and north west rainfalls and Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora, the following areas have been declared disaster areas and activated under the joint Queensland and Australian Governments' Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for Category B:

Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora and associated flooding 24 to 29 March 2018

  • Carpentaria
  • Cassowary Coast
  • Croydon
  • Douglas
  • Etheridge
  • Hinchinbrook

North and North West Queensland low and associated rainfall and flooding 24 February to 8 March 2018

  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council

North Queensland flooding 6 to 10 March 2018

  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Through this arrangement, producers have access to NDRRA Category B financial assistance, such as freight subsidies and concessional loans.

If you are unsure if you are in an activated area please contact the department on 13 25 23 or QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or visit the QRIDA website.

Primary producers who have suffered major damage as a result of these recent significant rainfall and flood events outside the above declared areas may apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration. An IDSP provides access to Queensland Government assistance similar to the Category B NDRRA of freight subsidies and concessional loans.

Find out more about Individual Disaster Stricken Property declarations or complete the application form (PDF, 117.4KB) (please note: this form works best in Internet Explorer).