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Heart of the Channel Country

Natural disasters can be extremely challenging for the people directly affected by them and can impact the wider community. The following agencies can provide a range of support and guidance services to assist and help expedite recovery.

For more information on recovery after a disaster, visit the Get Ready Queensland site. 

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) 

QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisationsunder the joint Commonwealth/Queensland Government fundedNatural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements(NDRRA). Visit the website: 

Outback Futures

Outback Futures offer a variety of services to minimise the social, economic and geographic barriers to help-seeking that often prevent many from accessing support, leading to poor mental health and wellbeing outcomes. To find more information on available services visit the website or call 0417 703 729


The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service. To find more information on the services available through RFDS visit the website

Volunteering Queensland

Volunteering Queensland offers a great opportunity for community members to give back to the community. They connect people, resources and organisations through volunteering projects and initiatives throughout Queensland.  Visit the website or phone (07) 3002 7600.