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    My Drought Story

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My Drought Story

This is an opportunity to share your photographs and thoughts about how you dealt with the effects of drought. They could even be included and published in the My Drought Story book! Let your experience help others when facing tough times in the future.


The My Drought Story project aims to give Australians living in regional areas the opportunity to share their experiences of adversity during times of drought, and how they got through tough times both individually and within their community.

During Drought – Lake Keepit, NSW

After Drought – Lake Keepit, NSW

What is My Drought Story?
We’re calling for submissions of life milestones captured during drought, side-by-side photos showing landscapes before and after drought, and the impact of drought on Australians lives. Photos will be supported by stories of the little and big things that helped people get through like a chat with a friend or community events. Select submissions will be collected and bound together into a hard copy book as a tangible reminder of the 2017-2019 drought. The images and stories will allow us to reflect, fill us with hope and help us build our resilience, courage and preparedness for the next time we are faced with adversity.

Why is it important?
In rural Australia, drought is inevitable, but we can learn from past droughts and reflect during the good times on how we made it through. Nature, like rural people, is truly resilient, and this is what My Drought Story hopes to remind those who are struggling to see a way through.

Tell your drought story
Do you have a story to tell about your experience with drought? What helped you get through those times? Was it a cuppa with your neighbour, a good book, or a new hobby? Share your best quality images and stories below to go in the draw to win amazing prizes and help support mental health and drought resilience in regional Australia.

Submissions suggestions include:

  • Stories of individual and community resilience
  • Images of the effects of drought
  • Before and after images of the impact of drought
  • Images of things that helped your wellbeing
  • Life events that occurred during drought
  • How drought impacted you

Share your drought story here for the chance to have your submission published in the My Drought Story book

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The My Drought Story project is an initiative of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program with support from the Drought Resilience Leadership Development Program, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.