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.

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 part of Balonne Shire Council area that is west of the Carnarvon Highway.

Balonne
(part shire #2)

1 October 2013


The remaining part of Balonne Shire Council area not covered by the 1 August 2013 partial declaration..

Banana
(part shire #1)

1 March 2014


The part of Banana Shire Council area that is south and west of a line from Baralaba, the Cooper Range and the Banana Range.

Banana
(part shire #2)

1 March 2014

30 April 2015

The part of Banana Shire Council area that is east of a line from Baralaba, the Cooper Range and the Banana Range.

Barcaldine
(part shire #1)

1 September 2013


The part of Barcaldine Regional Council area 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 area not covered by the 1 September partial declaration.

Barcoo

1 June 2013


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Blackall Tambo
(part shire #1)

1 June 2013


The part of Blackall/Tambo Regional Council area that is east of the Landsborough highway from the northern boundary of the shire through to Blackall, 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 Regional Council area not covered by the 1 June 2013 partial declaration.

Boulia

1 April 2013


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Brisbane City

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

-

Bulloo

1 January 2014


-

Bundaberg

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

-

Burke

1 May 2015


-

Carpentaria

1 May 2015


-

Central Highlands
(part shire #1)

1 September 2013


The part of Central Highlands Regional Council area that is west of the Gregory Highway to Emerald, south of the Capricorn Highway to the Duaringa/Bauhinia Road and south of the Dawson Highway to the shire boundary..

Central Highlands
(part shire #2)

1 March 2014


The part of Central HighlandsRegional Council area that is south of the Capricorn Highway. .

Central Highlands
(part shire #3)

28 April 2015


The remaining part of the Central Highlands Regional Council area that is not covered by the 1 September 2013 and the 1 March 2014 partial declarations.

Charters Towers
(part shire #1)

1 September 2013


The part of Charters Towers Regional Council area 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.

Cherbourg

1 March 2014


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Cloncurry

1 April 2013


-

Croydon

1 April 2013


-

Diamantina

1 April 2013


-

Doomadgee

1 May 2015


-

Etheridge

1 April 2013


-

Flinders

1 April 2013


-

Fraser Coast

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

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Gladstone

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

-

Gold Coast City

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

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Goondiwindi

1 March 2014


-

Gympie

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

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Ipswich City

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

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Isaac
(part shire)

1 September 2013


The part of Isaac Regional Council area that is west of Gregory Development Road to Clermont and west of the Gregory Highway to the shire boundary.

Lockyer Valley

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

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Logan City

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

-

Longreach
(part shire #1)

1 September 2013


The part of Longreach Regional Council area 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 area not covered by the 1 September 2013 partial declaration.

Maranoa
(part shire #1)

1 June 2013


The part of Maranoa Regional Council area 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 part of Maranoa Regional Council areathat is north and west of the Roma-Taroom Road and west of the Carnarvon Highway.

Maranoa
(part shire #3)

1 October 2013


The remaining part of Maranoa Regional Council not covered by the partial declarations on 1 June 2013 and 1 August 2013.

Mareeba
(part shire)

1 May 2015


The part of Mareeba Shire that is west of a boundary formed by the Mulligan Highway, the Hurricane, Kondaparinga and Mt Mulligan Roads to Dimbulah, the Burke Development Road to Petford and then the Petford Herberton Road to the shire boundary.

McKinlay

1 April 2013


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Moreton Bay

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

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Mount Isa

15 May 2013


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Murweh

1 April 2013


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Noosa

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

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North Burnett

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

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Paroo

1 April 2013


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Quilpie

1 July 2013


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Redland City

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

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Richmond

1 April 2013


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Scenic Rim

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

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Somerset

1 August 2014

 30 April 2015

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South Burnett

1 March 2014


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Southern Downs

1 March 2014


-

Sunshine Coast

1 March 2014

 30 April 2015

-

Toowoomba

1 March 2014


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Western Downs

1 March 2014


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Winton

1 June 2013


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Woorabinda
(part shire #1)

1 September 2013


The part of Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire that falls within 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..

Woorabinda
(part shire #2)

1 March 2014


The part of Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire that falls within the area that is south of the Capricorn Highway.

Woorabinda
(part shire #3)

28 April 2015


The remaining part of Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire that is not covered by the 1 September 2013 partial declaration, effective 1 March 2014

Further information

Last updated 13 May 2015