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
Primary Producer Recovery Grant
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.
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.
Salvage log transport assistance
$15 million in funding for salvage log transport assistance to help Australia’s sustainable forestry industries in their immediate recovery from the bushfire crisis. Further details will be released soon.
Forestry Recovery Development Fund
Grants of $1 million to $5 million for innovative projects that drive the recovery of Australia’s sustainable forestry industries. For privately-owned wood processing mills impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires.
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.