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.

  • Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Eligible Primary Producers can claim a rebate of 25% of the cost of purchase, delivery and if applicable, the professional installation costs to install water infrastructure for animal welfare needs.  
  • Drought Assistance Fund Interest free loans of up to $50,000 are available to eligible primary producers to assist in implementing systems and management practices that enhance the sustainability of their enterprise.
  • Emergency Drought Relief Transport subsidy. A subsidy of up to 50% of the total cost of transporting stock to sale/slaughter/agistment or fodder and water is avaialbe to eligible primary producers in NSW
  • Other Assistance - 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.
  • Farm Debt MediationMediation under the Farm Debt Mediation Act provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.

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


Drought Information and Charity Providers

  • Rotary Club -  Central NSW Graeme Hooper 0417 203 603