Please find below details in relation to drought assistance and financial assistance from the fires and how to apply for relief funding.
Funding for farming communities affected by drought
To be eligible to receive a $3,000 cash payment the recipient must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- a farmer, farm worker or farm supplier/contractor who lives and/or works in an eligible Local Government drought affected area and listed on business.gov.au
Link to drought affected areas: Drought affected areas 2019
- is in need of financial assistance to pay for food, petrol, utility bills or another need, or is at imminent risk of not being able to pay for them
- The benefit is limited to 1 per household up to a maximum cash payment of $3000.
- For more information on eligibility, you should read the grant opportunity guidelines. https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Drought-Communities-Programme-Drought-Community-Support-Initiative
This is delivered on a State basis
NSW – https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/assistance-bushfire-affected-communities
VIC – http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/emergencies/recovery/farm-and-land-recovery-after-bushfire
SA – https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/emergencies-and-safety/recovery/assistance