Assistance & Grants

Applications and Forms

  • Farm Household Allowance (FHA) The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) provides eligible farmers and their partners who are experiencing financial hardship with assistance and support to improve their long-term financial situation.

  • Other Assistance - NSW Drought Strategies Other measures to assist producers and small businesses, including consideration for deferral of payments, and contact details for rural support workers.

  • Farm Innovation Fund Assistance for primary producers to identify risks, improve permanent infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use, aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.
  • Transport Assistance - Natural Disaster Following a declared natural disaster with the cost of transporting fodder and/or water to an affected property; stock to sale or slaughter and stock to/from agistment.
  • Drought Concessional Loans To assist farm businesses recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term.
  • Dairy and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans The Drought Recovery and Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme allows eligible Farm Businesses to access two types of loans - Drought Recovery Concessional Loans, to recover from the effects of drought, and Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans, to assist Dairy Farm Businesses impacted by the 2015-16 reduction in milk prices.
  • Farm Debt Mediation
    Mediation under the Farm Debt Mediation Act provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.
  • Electronic Lodgement of Applications 31.6 KB
    This information provides a summary of the major issues concerning the lodgement of electronic applications and files.
  • FDM Appeal review process
    An independent appeal process for applicants who have had an application for assistance refused.

Please contact our office if you wish to discuss the schemes listed above, or for assistance in completing applications