Bushfire support

Farmers, fishers and foresters, along with rural, regional and urban communities faced devastating bushfire events this summer.

We are working across government to provide support to those affected.

New support announced

For our apple producers, smoke impacted wine grape producers and forestry industry rebuild and regrow.

Explore this page for new funding available.

Support for businesses

Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants

Up to $75,000 to help with the cost of clean-up, reinstatement and emergency measures. For bushfire-affected primary producers.

Bushfire recovery grants for apple producers

Grants of up to $120,000 per hectare for apple growers impacted by the 2019–20 bushfire season to assist with the re-establishment and repair of damaged or destroyed orchards or perennial trees.

Wine grape smoke taint grants

Up to $10,000 to help wine grape producers who lost crops due to smoke taint from the Black Summer bushfires. For wine grape producers who cannot access the $75,000 primary producer grant.

Rural Financial Counsellors

Free financial counselling to help you understand your options and apply for support. For eligible primary producers, as well as small businesses in drought and bushfire-affected areas.


Support for forestry industries

Supporting forestry bushfire recovery

The Australian Government has announced a package of $65 million in measures to support Australia’s forestry industries in their recovery from the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires


Support for the environment

Recovery for wildlife and habitats

Support for the long-term recovery of native animals, plants and landscapes impacted by the bushfires.


Access more support

National Bushfire Recovery Agency – connecting affected people with the assistance they need.
FarmHub – connecting Australian farmers with services and support for tough times.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice – for agriculture, fishery and forestry industries.
Drought and rural support – help for farmers and farm businesses, to deal with hardship.





Last reviewed: 16 September 2020
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