North Queensland floods: Where to go for help

North Queensland floods: Where to go for help

Beef Cattle

MLA's list of resources for those in floods needing immediate assistance.


IT’S all hands on deck as far as cattle industry peak groups go in the bid to get help to those in immediate need following devastating northern floods. 

AgForce’s emergency hotline, 1800 648 974, is the first stop if you are a producer in need of help, or you can assist with the provision of fodder or transport.

Meat and Livestock Australia, meanwhile, has compiled a comprehensive list of resources.

The big beef industry service provider said the unprecedented natural disaster was still unfolding for many red meat producers, and the full scale of the floods is as yet unknown.

It is impossible to ascertain the extent of the full impact to livestock in these regions, and what the flow on impact is to the red meat and livestock industry and the local cattle markets, according to MLA.

Emergency assistance

AgForce: Register for emergency fodder drops

AgForce: North Queensland Disaster Response Survey

National Farmers Federation: FarmHub

Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14

Farm and livestock management resources

MLA: Disaster management resources 

MLA: Flood recovery resources

Integrity Systems Company and MLA: Things to consider about Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) during natural disasters

Queensland Government: Disaster recovery for livestock farms

Queensland Government: Managing cattle after a natural disaster

Queensland Government: Managing NLIS and animal movements requirements during natural disasters including how to identify and return displaced stock 

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries: Livestock diseases following floods

Financial and other assistance

QRIDA: Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - Exceptional Circumstances - Primary Producer

QRIDA: Disaster Assistance Loans - Primary Producer

QRIDA: Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans - Primary Producers

DisasterAssist resources

Queensland Government: Flood damaged machinery

QFF: Farmer Disaster Support

Department of Human Services: Far North Queensland Floods help

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