Drought Relief and Fire Assistance

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


Fire Assistance

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