The largest area of Queensland ever drought declared

Seventy-nine per cent of Queensland has now been declared drought stricken. There are a total of 38 local government areas drought declared plus four shires with partial declarations. There are also 38 Individually Droughted Properties (IDPs). This is largest area of Queensland that has been drought declared at one time.

Producers wanting more information about the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) should contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23.  You can find the DRAS claim forms and IDP application forms at

For up to date resources, links and contacts for the current Queensland drought situation, you can click here.

Media release 7 Mar 2014: The largest area of Queensland ever drought declared.