The Barron Catchment 

The Barron River flows east from the Atherton Tablelands to the Coral Sea, north of Cairns in tropical North Queensland, Australia. The relatively short river system feeds from some of the wettest country in Australia and experiences regular storm events, Barron Catchment locationespecially during the wet season from December through to March.

Success storiesDetention basin

Slowing stormwater video

A changing landscape has been causing erosion problems.

Farmers in the upper catchment build detention basins to slow water runoff during storm events.  more....

News and upcoming events
Catchment Coordinating Committee (CCC) Meeting
Date:  Tuesday 20th June 2017
Time:  10.00am - 12.30pm
Location:  CSIRO Seminar Room, 47 Maunds Road Atherton

Central Zone Forum (CZF) Meeting
Date:  Tuesday 6th June 2017
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Location: DAF Building, Peters Street Mareeba

Upper Zone Forum (UZF) Meeting
Date:  Tuesday 13th June 2017
Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Location: Room 12 Old School, Mabel Street, Atherton

Barron Catchment Care Meeting Calendar

Helen Adams Award - 2016

  • Barron Catchment Care is proud to award the 2016 Helen Adams Memorial Award to the Bonadio family.

  • The award is in recognition of the huge efforts the Bonadio family have put into revegetating over 9 ha of their farm on the Barron river and the improvements they have made to the drainage and how farm runoff is managed.