ASSISTANCE: Drought affected farmers and businesses will be able to attend the sessions to find out what drought support they can access.
ASSISTANCE: Drought affected farmers and businesses will be able to attend the sessions to find out what drought support they can access. Brian Cassidy

Support services reach out to drought communities

CONNECTING with drought support services is crucial for those impacted by the worst of the drought.

This is why the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture will be hosting outreach activities in different towns.

A session will be held in Kingaroy on Tuesday, September 24 at the Kingaroy Town Hall from 10am to 1pm.

The event will be designed to give residents a chance to connect with drought support services and find out what support they are entitled to access.

Representatives from different government agencies, mental health service providers, rural and agricultural support organisations and charity groups will be there.

The government agency representatives will be available to talk about the Farm Household Allowance, Centrelink payments, rural financial counselling service and tax assistance measures.

They will be able to help you to assess your situation and access support.

For more information visit the Department of Agriculture website.