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 17th May 2016
Time:  10.00am - 12.30pm
Location:  CSIRO Meeting Room, 47-49 Maunds Road, Atherton

Central Zone Forum (CZF) Meeting
Date:  Tuesday 7th June 2016
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Location: DAFF Offices, 28 Peters St, Mareeba

Upper Zone Forum (UZF) Meeting
Date:  Tuesday 14th June 2016
Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Location: TRC Council Chambers, 45 Mabel Street, Atherton

Barron Catchment Care Meeting Calendar

Helen Adams Award - 2016

  • Barron Catchment Care will be calling for nominations in September 2016.
  • If you know someone who has made an unsung contribution to the health of the Barron River Catchment - consider nominating them when nominations open later this year........ more info.