Supporting Western Queensland
through the hardship of drought

Please help a family in need today.

Drought has gripped families & communities across Western Queensland for over 5 years.
What we offer
To date, the Western Queensland Drought Appeal has ensured that 100% of all donated funds have been redistributed to drought impacted households. These funds have then gone on to help the wider community as they are spent locally in our struggling communities. 

How do we fund our administration and operational costs?
Our Committee works hard to secure grant funding from other sources and funding bodies to cover these expenses. Thanks to the very generous support of the Queensland Premier's Department, we have been able to operate with one part time employee - a local person who lives on a drought impacted property in Western Queensland. Grant funding has ensured that every cent of your donation directly reaches those who need it most.

Limited rain results in significant losses of income for rural families, making everyday bills and expenses hard to pay... and that's just counting the financial strain. Prolonged drought also places stress and pressure on almost everyone living in the community.

When you donate to the Western Queensland Drought Appeal, your funds will be loaded onto pre-paid debit cards or vouchers and distributed directly to landholders in western Queensland, for them to spend on personal needs in their local communities. This keeps the money in the region, allows landholders to choose how they spend the money, and gives local businesses a boost with the extra trade.

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"Every dollar makes a difference"

Donate now using Paypal or anytime via Direct Deposit

Account Name:  Western Queensland Drought Appeal
BSB:  034-194
Account Number:  238468
Cheques can be posted to:
Western Queensland Drought Appeal
PO Box 496, Longreach QLD 4730

Western Queensland Drought Appeal is a Public Benelovent Institution and a registered Charity with DGR status.