$1.5 million donation kick starts Far North Queensland recovery

December 20, 2023

Queensland Premier Steven Miles has announced a $1.5 million donation to support people in Far North Queensland affected by the floods caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

The donation will be split across five NGOs on behalf of the State Government – Australian Red Cross ($350,000), The Salvation Army ($350,000), UnitingCare Queensland ($350,000), St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland ($350,000), and GIVIT ($100,000).

Queenslanders can join in donating to support the recovery by visiting www.qld.gov.au/fnqfloods

Premier Steven Miles said

“All of Queensland is behind our mates in the Far North as they begin to pick up the pieces.  It’s important that those impacted have the support that they need, which is why my government is chipping in a $1.5 million donation."

“These funds will go to organisations on the ground providing hands-on support through the recovery.  We are also working with the local governments and agencies so that people have the food, clothing, medicine and shelter they need."

“I want to thank the good Samaritans on the ground who are continuing to lend a hand, our hardworking emergency service workers and of course our volunteers.  As Queenslanders, we’re known for our resilience and generosity – we will get through this, together.”