Water donations needed for drought and bushfire-stricken Stanthorpe

Hit hard by bushfires while already in the grip of severe drought, Stanthorpe is in desperate need of water.

It is predicted that by Christmas the Southern Downs town could be completely run dry of town water.

Critical water restrictions came into force at the start of the month, limiting residents to 100 litres per person, per day.


Last Friday Annastacia Palaszczuk announced around 34 truckloads of water will be sent to Stanthorpe each day. The State Government has also set aside millions of dollars to cart water into the town until the end of next year, as well as improve water infrastructure.

However, Gold Coasters are also being encouraged to do their part and donate if they can.

Water For The West has been set up by Rotary to accept donations of bottles of water at drop off points in Arundel and Yatala on the Gold Coast. They are also calling for monetary donations to help send tankers of water out to the affected areas.


Ipswich Tickets, Queensland Bottlers and our sister Grant Broadcasters radio station in Ipswich, River 94.9 are also delivering much-needed water to those in Stanthorpe.

Anyone can jump onto the Ipswich Tickets website at this link and make a purchase of discounted water from Queensland Bottlers.  The water purchased will be delivered to families in Stanthorpe by the River 94.9 team at the end of the month.

There will also be a fundraising event at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds on Saturday 28 September, with country star James Blundell set to perform. Find out more here.