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Drought declarations (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)

Previous declarations

Latest drought situation map and shire listing

Drought and natural disaster declarations


As at 1 November 2015 there are a total of 36 councils and five part council areas drought declared, with 40 Individually Droughted Properties in a further seven council areas.

Natural Disaster Declarations

Commonwealth/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) have been activated for primary producers for the following events during recent times:

Monthly Climate Statement

The Science Delivery Division of the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) produces a monthly climate statement which interprets seasonal climate outlook information for Queensland. The monthly climate statement is based on DSITI's own information and also draws on information from national and international climate agencies.

Drought Assessment Information report

The Drought Assessment Information report is a multi-map report for a specific shire or regional council as a PDF document, emailed to you.

The report is produced by the AussieGRASS model via the FORAGE system; it includes rainfall, pasture growth, potential flow to stream, total standing dry matter (biomass) and a curing index for different time periods to assist with drought assessment.

Queensland Water Storages

Queensland Water Supply Levels for major irrigation water storages managed by Sunwater can be accessed from the Sunwater web site (PDF)*

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Last updated 23 January 2014