​24 September 2015

The Australian and Queensland governments are inviting applications for pest control programs in drought affected areas as part of a joint $15 million commitment to tackle pest weeds and animals.

The Australian Government has confirmed $10 million will be provided to the Queensland Government to help drought-affected farmers fight the effects of pest animals and weeds as part of measures under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, which will be in addition to and will complement the Queensland Government’s $5 million Queensland Feral Pest Initiative.

For the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative funding guidelines, and how to submit expressions of interest, contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23 or visit www.daf.qld.gov.au.