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Drought Map

National Drought Map

There’s a lot of information that farmers and communities in regional Australia can draw on when making important businesses decisions, from seasonal climate forecasts, soil moisture levels, regional profiles and what government grants are currently available.  But until now, it’s been difficult to get this information in a consolidated way.

The National Drought Map is an essential part of a farmer’s decision-making toolkit. The map pulls together information from a range of commonwealth and state government departments and other organisations, including the Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Geoscience Australia, and the Department of Agriculture to name a few.

Once you have chosen your region you can choose a data catalogue such as year to date, root zone, soil moisture or monthly vegetation cover which will then be visually displayed right down to local government level, and it will all be specific to your region.

The map has also been designed to include social and economic data specific to your region and can help you find essential services, such as where your local GP or Medicare office is and where your closest Rural Financial Counsellor is based.

Check out our Drought Map instructional video at the bottom of the page

Access the National Drought Map here

Other useful links:

ABARES regional guide
ABARES weekly Australia climate, water and agricultural update
Bureau of Meteorology Regional Climate Guides
North Australia & Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI)

Talk to us!

We want to make the National Drought Map as useful as it can be for you and will continue to make improvements and add more information based on your feedback. Please let us know what you found useful and what you’d like to see added by emailing us at DataandInformation@droughtandflood.gov.au