Assistance measures

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The new Drought and Rural Assistance Newsletter provides updates and information on support for farm businesses, farm families and rural communities. Read more...

The Australian Government’s Drought Concessional Loans Scheme is open for applications in Queensland, New  South  Wales and Western Australia.

The scheme, announced in February as part of the Australian Government’s Drought Assistance Package will help farm businesses recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term. Read more...

The Farm Household Allowance is now open to farmers in hardship nationwide. Read more or call 13 23 16.

Ongoing assistance

The Australian Government provides a number of assistance measures to support farmers and farm businesses in rural Australia build a strong and resilient agriculture sector.

Drought assistance

On 26 February 2014 the Australian Government announced a range of assistance measures to assist farm families and businesses in drought-affected areas.

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