Some parts of the Australian wine industry are experiencing an oversupply of red wine grapes.
There are a range of support programs that are always available. They may assist grape growers impacted by an oversupply of red wine grapes.
The Farm Household Allowance program provides assistance to farming families experiencing financial hardship for any reason. The program is available if you are a grape grower, or you grow grapes at your winery.
The Farm Management Deposits Scheme assists primary producers to deal more effectively with fluctuations in cash flows. You may access previously lodged Farm Management Deposits.
The Regional Investment Corporation administers concessional loans to improve the long-term resilience and profitability of eligible businesses. You may be eligible for loans of up to $2 million if you operate as a sole trader, trust, partnership, or private company and have the farm business as your principal business pursuit and be mainly engaged in growing wine grapes. Applicants would not be eligible if they were mainly operating as a winery for other farms and doing minimal primary production themselves.
Rural Financial Counsellors are qualified professionals who provide free, confidential support that is unique to your situation if you are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.
Mental health support
A range of mental health support services are available.
Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for crisis support.
Head to Health connects Australians to information, advice, and free or low-cost phone and online mental health services and support.
Primary Health Networks supports people to find and access local support services where and when they need it.