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Monsoonal trough – 25 January to 14 February 2019

Far North, North and North West Queensland

Personal hardship financial assistance has been activated for some communities at this time. Please see below for further information.

Should you be experiencing emotional stress or personal financial hardship from these events, and personal hardship financial assistance has not been activated for your community, you are encouraged to contact your local emergency relief provider or counselling service.

View a list of these providers.

Activation areas

Personal hardship financial assistance has been activated for people impacted by the severe weather event in:

See below for Community Recovery Referral and Information Centre locations.

Burdekin Shire Council, North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available in targeted parts of the Burdekin Shire Council for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters:

  • Barratta
  • Cromarty
  • Giru
  • Horseshoe Lagoon
  • Jerona
  • Majors Creek (Burdekin Shire)
  • Mount Surround
  • Shirbourne
  • Upper Haughton.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Burke Shire Council, North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters in the Burke Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Carpentaria Shire Council, North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters in the Carpentaria Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Charters Towers Regional Council, North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available in targeted parts of the Charters Towers Regional Council for residents affected by Far North Queensland flood waters:

  • Hervey Range.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Cloncurry Shire Council, North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters in the Cloncurry Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

View a flood response fact sheet developed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides up to date information on services available in Cloncurry Shire.

Cook Shire Council, Far North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available in targeted parts of the Cook Shire Council for residents affected by Far North Queensland flood waters:

  • Ayton
  • Bloomfield
  • Rossville
  • Shiptons Flat.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Douglas Shire Council, Far North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available in targeted parts of the Douglas Shire Council for residents affected by Far North Queensland flood waters:

  • Daintree
  • Degarra
  • Lower Daintree
  • Stewart Creek Valley
  • Upper Daintree.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Flinders Shire Council, North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters in the Flinders Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

View a flood response fact sheet developed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides up to date information on services available in Flinders Shire.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council, North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available in targeted parts of Hinchinbrook Shire Council for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters:

  • Braemeadows (limited to properties on Legges Road)
  • Coolbie
  • Forrest Beach
  • Helens Hill

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

McKinlay Shire Council, North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by Far North Queensland flood waters in the McKinlay Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

View a flood response fact sheet developed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides up to date information on services available in McKinlay Shire.

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by Far North Queensland flood waters in the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Richmond Shire Council, North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters in the Richmond Shire Council.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

View a flood response fact sheet developed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides up to date information on services available in Richmond Shire.

Townsville City Council, North Queensland

Financial assistance is now available in all of the Townsville City Council Local Government Area for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters.

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Winton Shire Council (including Winton township), North West Queensland

Financial assistance is now available for residents affected by North Queensland flood waters in the Winton Shire Council (including Winton township).

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

View a flood response fact sheet developed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides up to date information on services available in Winton Shire.

Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Far North Queensland

The following Commonwealth/State jointly funded financial assistance measure has been activated:

**eligibility criteria applies

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256.

Services following a disaster

Government and non-government organisations provide a range of services following a disaster that may include:

  • information on self-recovery
  • referral to support agencies
  • direct personal support and referral to counselling
  • referral to financial counselling
  • referral to mental health
  • referral to agencies providing material assistance
  • financial assistance and emergency relief funding
  • referral to accommodation and housing services
  • referral to other agencies to assist resilience building
  • long-term support to assist with individual and community resilience through community development strategies and activities.

Contact information

If you wish to apply for the grants please phone Community Recovery on (07) 3029 2256, for all other types assistance please phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.