Gladstone Region Drought Appeal

Gladstone Region Drought Appeal

Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) is seeking expressions of interest from eligible primary producers to apply for funds raised from the Gladstone Region Drought Appeal.

The Gladstone Region Drought Appeal was launched in November 2019 to raise vital funds to support primary producers in the Gladstone Region doing it tough due to prolonged drought.

The appeal raised $40,000 after closing at the end of February 2020, with $32,000 coming from GRC, Gladstone industry and the community, and $8000 coming from the Gladstone Branch of The Salvation Army.

Council’s fundraising efforts included the Christmas Street Party, Santos GLNG Mayor’s Carols, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day events and the Super Rugby pre-season game played in Gladstone on 14 January between the Queensland Reds and Melbourne Rebels.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett, who launched the appeal, thanked the generosity of the Gladstone Region community, the businesses who contributed and The Salvation Army for their support.

“The response to the Gladstone Region Drought Appeal has been fantastic, and thanks to the generosity of the community, we have been able to raise a considerable amount of money that will assist our valued primary producers,” Councillor Burnett said.

“This expression of interest window is now open and will close on 31 July.”

“Following the expression of interest process, applicants must attend one of the scheduled Drought Appeal Roadshow events to receive funding.

“The expression of interest application must be completed to receive funding and applicants must bring proof to the Drought Appeal Roadshow to support their eligibility.”

To apply for Gladstone Region Drought Appeal funding and to find where and when the Roadshow will be held, please visit and complete the EOI form.

Completed forms must be emailed to by close of business on 31 July.