Are you facing the challenges of drought in Tasmania? The Drought Resilience Impact Preparedness (DRIP) program can be part of your solution.


DRIP is tailored for individuals in drought-affected communities across northern Tasmania. It provides a platform to explore the potential impacts of drought on social resilience within your community. If you’re living in an agriculturally dependent community, DRIP equips you to prepare, respond, and recover from the adverse effects of drought.

Program Features:
  • Collaborative Scenario Planning: Consider potential, probable, and possible drought scenarios to generate place-based multifaceted impacts with a focus on social aspects.
  • Skills Enhancement: Develop capabilities in scenario planning and futures thinking with Katy Cooper, storytelling, and First Nations cultural awareness.
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with a diverse group of 18 participants and build lasting connections.
  • Expert Insights: Benefit from a climate scientist’s perspective, Dr. Tom Remenyi, who translates future climates into actionable strategies.
Who should apply?

DRIP is designed for anyone living in agriculturally dependent regional communities across Tasmania, emerging community leaders, and First Nations individuals. Participants will be selected from each of the following local government areas: Break O’Day, Burnie, Central Coast, Circular Head, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders Island, George Town, Kentish, King Island, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah/Wynyard, West Coast, and West Tamar.

Program Fees

There are no program fees for Drought Resilience Impact Preparedness (DRIP), but you will be required to arrange your own return transport to residential program locations.

Key dates

Applications close: 1 July 2024
Program delivery: Sunday 15 September – Wednesday 18 September

Drought Resilience Impact Preparedness (DRIP):

Applications are limited to 18 spots. Express your interest in this program today via our application form.

Want to learn more?

Are you curious about what the Drought Resilience Impact Preparedness (DRIP) program has to offer? Already submitted your application but have some questions?

Join DRIP facilitator Dr Tom Remenyi and Angela Driver, CEO Tasmanian Leaders for a free interactive Q&A session on Monday 24 June at 2.00pm.
During this online session, we’ll be answering your frequently asked questions, digging into the details of activities and themes, and helping you to discover how you can help build social resilience in your community as we navigate a changing climate. Bookings via Humanitix

Connect with Us:

For more information or assistance with your application, contact our Program Coordinator, Ros Young on the details below.

Prepare, respond, and recover effectively with DRIP, your pathway to enhanced drought resilience and community leadership.

Not sure if this drought program is for you? Interested but not ready to sign up? Register your interest to keep in touch for future drought related program opportunities from Tasmanian Leaders.

Program partners:

This project is supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. It will be delivered with support from Regional Development Australia – Tasmania.