In the face of an increasingly variable climate, the Australian Government provides a range of assistance to farmers and primary producers. These measures are aimed at helping farmers prepare for and manage the effects of drought and other challenges.
Farm Finance is an initiative of the Australian Government comprising four measures designed to build the ongoing financial resilience of farmers who are struggling with high levels of debt.
Research and Development (R&D)
Rural R&D for Profit
Rural R&D for Profit is a competitive grants programme that will fund strategic research aimed at delivering real, practical outcomes for Australian primary producers, to improve farm gate productivity and profitability.
Australia – China Agriculture Cooperation Agreement
The ACACA programme
has been established to enhance agricultural cooperation between Australia and China and provide funding for a broad range activities including, but not limited to technical exchanges, training programs, conferences, missions, workshops, information exchanges and/or programs, officer secondments, industry scoping missions, feasibility studies.
On-going and recently closed grants and funding rounds
Carbon Farming Future Program
Carbon Farming Initiative
Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture
Natural Resource Management Grants
Other grants and funding opportunities
You can find more grant and funding opportunities from the following websites:
The Australian Government Disaster Assist website provides information on financial assistance available for current disasters and information on previous disasters.
National Landcare Programme
Information about grants awarded can be found at Grants reporting requirements.