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'Definitely enough rain' for some farmers as downpours lash north Queensland coast

11:25 EDT

Falls of up to 300 millimetres have swamped local creeks and rivers in north Queensland overnight as a monsoonal trough dumped rain on the region.

Townsville deluge triggers rockslide, causes flash flooding as the gulf gets more big falls

11:08 EDT

Torrential rainfall of more than half a metre in parts of north Queensland has caused localised flooding and a rock slide in Townsville, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tipping the system will provide "the best rainfall" the area has seen in some time.

Bushfire contractors owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by NSW Rural Fire Service

10:38 EDT

Businesses who were employed to help battle fires in northern New South Wales five months ago are yet to be paid by the state's Rural Fire Service.