Drought and rural support

The Australian Government has released a drought response, resilience and preparedness plan.

Our plan is focused on 3 themes:

  • Immediate action for those in drought.
  • Support for the wider communities affected by drought.
  • Long-term resilience and preparedness.

Read the detail in the Australian Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan.

We know that farmers and rural communities deal with a range of on and off-farm challenges, including drought.

We are acting to help farmers and communities. Find support to deal with the problems of right now, and to prepare for the future.

Immediate action for those affected right now


Connecting Australian farmers with services and support for tough times.

Discover FarmHub.

Support for the wider communities affected

Long-term resilience and preparedness

​In your state or territory

Your local government plays an important role in drought relief. We share responsibilities and work together to help you.

Find more support in your state or territory:

Media releases

Stay informed. Check the latest media releases for updates on drought support.

Last reviewed: 12 November 2019
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