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QLD floods - the clean up begins

Screen_Shot_2023-12-21_at_12.50.36_pm.pngA massive clean-up operation is beginning in Far North Queensland as flooding from Cyclone Jasper clears.

Here are some ideas on grassroots initiatives that you could support.

A reminder to stay safe if involved in clean up efforts (and some ideas on looking after water damaged possessions).


Check this great set of contacts and resources from Seed Mob.


FLOOD EMERGENCY APPEAL: Wujal Wujal recovery

The Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal and nearby Ayton, Shipton's Flat and Rossville need your help! You can contribute here.


The indigenous communities north of the Daintree, especially the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in Wujal Wujal, Rossville, Shipton’s Flat, and Mossman, continue to confront the catastrophic aftermath of the cyclone.

The Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation (JYAC) is spearheading the response to this crisis. Their rangers and staff are working diligently to support and rebuild the affected communities.

You can make donations here, via the PayPal Giving Fund – no fees are deducted and everything goes straight to the relief effort.

Alternatively, you can make a direct deposit to JYAC here:
Jabalbina DGR Account
BSB: 633-000
Acc: 155 846 504

For more information or to reach out directly to JYAC, please email [email protected] or call 0740983552.


Help people affected by floods in Far North Queensland

Rainfall from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper has caused extensive flooding in Cairns, Port Douglas and other towns.

Help now by donating to this appeal through Givit.

[please send additions for this list to: [email protected]]

IMAGES below are from Seed Mob.




Background and general resources


Resources for Disaster Relief and Recovery

The Commons librarians have gathered the following resources (both in the library or external links) to support community responses to the Australian bushfires and other disasters.


Chain Reaction magazine (FoE’s national magazine). Issue #142, June 2022

This is climate change: from the disasters frontlines.

Available as a pdf here.



Preparing for the unpredictable: communities reducing disaster risk


Links to mental health support



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