Drought Support

Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream – Round 4 – Drought Support

Thu 14/11/2019 - Thu 19/12/2019

The Round 4 Community Investments Stream supports projects benefiting local communities in drought-affected areas. Through these projects, it aims to provide both economic and social benefits. What do you get?  Grants of $5,000 to $1 milli... more details

Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 4 – Drought Support

Thu 14/11/2019 - Thu 19/12/2019

The Round 4 Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction, upgrade or extension of infrastructure in drought-affected areas. Through these projects, it aims to provide both economic and social benefits. What d... more details

Smart Farms Small Grants– Round 3 now open!

Tue 05/11/2019 - Thu 19/12/2019

Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 are now available under Round 3 of the Smart Farms Small Grants program. The Smart Farms Smalls Grants program funds organisations and inviduals to undertake sustainable agriculture projects and build the capacit... more details

Wellbeing Grants Available to Empower Drought Affected Communities

Tue 29/10/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community-led activities that build resilience during the big dry. The Empowering our Communities grants will fund: Community events o... more details

The Farmer Drought Survival Kit

Wed 09/10/2019 - Tue 30/06/2020

A one-stop guide to the drought assistance available to farmers right now. Up to date as of October, 2019.... more details

Time Out From The Dry Dinners - Oct to Dec 2019

Tue 01/10/2019 - Sat 30/11/2019

GLENRAC's “Time Out From The Dry” Dinners aim to support small groups of landholders experiencing 'intense drought' by helping them have a night out with their neighbours, helping themselves and supporting a local venue too! We have Dinn... more details

Drought Assistance Fund NSW - Interest Free Loans

Mon 01/07/2019 - Thu 31/12/2020

Suitable For: Owner/Operator of a farm business in NSW. Closing date: Applications may be made at any time. Value: Interest free loans up to $50,000 Run By: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Drought Assistance Fund provides NSW farme... more details

Buy A Bale $1500 Financial Assistance

Thu 16/05/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Rural Aid, the not for profit organisation responsible for Buy a Bale is offering primary producers in drought affected areas a ONCE OFF $1500 towards bill payments. The funds can be used to pay invoices on your behalf or to credit your account ... more details

Drought Support Services

Thu 28/03/2019 - Sat 28/03/2020

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program has 14 Coordinators based across NSW who are able to provide specialist knowledge and support for people experiencing mental health concerns. Mental Health Support for drought affected families Hunter New E... more details

Concessional Loans: Regional Investment Corporation

Mon 11/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Drought and Farm investment loans to assist with preparation for drought and recovery from drought. Loans can refinance existing debt or access new debt for operating expenses. Loans are available up to $2,000,000 at an interest rate of 3.58%. ... more details

Foodbank NSW & ACT

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Foodbank NSW & ACT is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed people in need. Foodbank NSW & ACT distributed over 11 million kilos of food relief across the stat... more details

The Salvation Army

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Farming families requiring assistance should contact The Salvation Army for assessment by text, email or in person to Kelvin and Brenda Stace 0407 005 468 email: kelvin.stace@aue.salvationarmy.org email: brenda.stace@aue.salvationarmy.org Call the... more details

Farm Household Allowance

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will help farmers with their daily living expenses, and is available to farmers Australia wide, without the need for a drought declaration. This allowance will provide eligible farmers and their partners with up to ... more details

Country Women’s Association of NSW Drought Aid Fund

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

CWA Drought Aid Fund: Assistance to meet household expenses for drought affected families, up to a maximum of $3000 per family/household. Expenses can include grocery bills, vehicle maintenance, school, electricity, rates, telephone, medical treatmen... more details

Australian Taxation Office - Assistance for people affected by Drought

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

A range of assistance to help individuals and businesses affected, directly or indirectly, by drought. Ato.gov.au/drought or to discuss your situation phone 1800 806 218 or phone ATO Drought Tax Hotline – 131 142  Any drought-affected tax... more details

Links to Mental Health Support & Services

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)  provides mental health awareness, training and linking of people in your community experiencing mental health concerns to mental health information... more details

FarmHub Website

Fri 01/03/2019 - Tue 31/12/2019

Searching for drought assistance or support for your farm business? Your options are now in one easy-to-access place with the launch of FarmHub. Developed by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and funded by the Commonwealth Government,&nbs... more details

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Sun 01/07/2018 - Wed 30/06/2021

The rebate is 25 % of the cost of purchase, delivery and installation of water infrastructure for animal welfare needs. The maximum that can be claimed is $25,000. Allocated funding of $12 million. Back dated to 1 July 2018. Applications close 30 Jun... more details