Climate Resources, Tools & Contacts

Resilience Resources & Tools

Welcome to the Resilience Resources & Tools centre of Climate Great Southern.
Resources and tools have been separated into the following categories:

      1. Resilience Tools & Calculators – tools to help measure current groundcover levels, compare against previous seasons or assess your general drought resilience.
      2. Climate Resourcesinformation on projects and reports relevant to the Great Southern region of WA.
      3. Industry, Levy & Collaborative Organisation ResourcesResources centres developed by industry, collaborative and levy centres to create & enable resilience.
      4. Support Organisations – who you can talk to when you need help or assistance.

    Stirlings to Coast Farmers welcomes contributions from community, research & extension organisations, and levy/RDC groups with a strong focus on developing climate resilience, managing soils, improving groundcover &/or sustainable production within the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

    For contributions to the Climate Great Southern Resources page, please email 

    Resilience Tools & Calculators

    Stocking Rate Calculator (MLA)

    Stocking Rate Calculator (MLA)

    The calculator has been designed to help you work out a paddock's carrying capacity for either cattle or sheep. This means it has been developed to help you figure out how many days a paddock can be grazed by different classes, and different numbers of stock. Access...

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    Pasture Health Kit

    Pasture Health Kit

    Getting more effective rainfall, and protecting the soil resource The Pasture Health Kit developed by MLA covers methods of managing ground cover, mapping land class units and displays ground cover percentages in individual photographs, allowing landholders to...

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    Climate & Farm Resilience Resources

    South Coast Snapshot

    South Coast Snapshot

    AIM/PURPOSE The purpose of this report was to capture and present available information on the condition and trend of key natural assets of the South Coast Natural Resource Management (South Coast...

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    Industry, Levy  & Collaborative Organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an Australian Government agency responsible for scientific research.

    Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)

    Grains Research and Development Corporation is an Australian research statutory corporation founded in October 1990 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act, 1989. It invests in projects and partnerships to drive profitability and productivity in Australia’s grains industry.

    Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

    Meat & Livestock Australia is an independent company which regulates standards for meat and livestock management in Australian and international markets. Headquartered in North Sydney, Australia; M&LA works closely with the Australian government, and the meat and livestock industries.

    WA Grower Group Alliance (GGA)

    GGA aims to shape the WA agricultural industry to grow the national agricultural output to $100 billion by 2030. Grower Groups, working together through the Alliance, are in a unique and potentially catalytic position to drive innovation investment from a ground up perspective. Groups will be at the forefront of innovation and adoption; shaping the future for the benefit of all WA producers.

    GGA hosts the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption & Innovation Hub.

    Future Drought Fund

    Drought is an enduring feature of the Australian landscape. It has significant economic, social and environmental impacts.

    The $5 billion Future Drought Fund provides secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives. It will help Australian farms and communities prepare for the impacts of drought.

    Support Organisations

    Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue has been providing supports and services to people in Australia for 20 years.

    We are Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. We don’t ever take this position for granted nor do we rest on our laurels.


    You are not alone. We’re here to listen.
    Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help.

    We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

    We exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

    Rural West

    Rural West provides a free, confidential, mobile, independent financial counselling service to regional small businesses and all primary production enterprises in WA, who are navigating their way through difficult and turbulent times. We’re here for you!

    Drought Angels

    Drought Angels provides a unique service for which it is has become well known within the rural sector. We are the charity run by big hearts who offer a listening ear, a warm hug and personalised support to farming families who are impacted by natural disasters such as drought, fire, mouse plague & flood.

    Regional Mens Health Initiative

    The Regional Men’s Health Initiative is a team of people who are passionate about raising awareness of men’s health and wellbeing in regional, rural and remote communities throughout WA.

    We encourage men to talk about issues in their lives and identify their true mates and the people they can confide in when times get tough.



    ifarmwell is a free online tool kit to help farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day, regardless of the circumstances they face.

    Our mission is to equip farmers with new tools that reduce the negative impact that stressful situations have on their lives, so they have more time and energy to focus on the things that make them happy.

    This project is jointly funded through Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and Stirlings to Coast Farmers.

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