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Assistance measures

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On 20 February 2015, the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme​ opened for applications in South Australia. Loans of up to 50 per cent of eligible debt to a maximum of $1 million will be available for eligible farm businesses.

On 17 March 2015, the new Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme opened for applications in New South Wales. The scheme will help farm businesses recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term.

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

Applications for the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme will close in all jurisdictions on 30 April 2015​.

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

The Australian Government has a range of assistance measures to assist farm families and businesses in drought-affected areas.

Fact sheets


Last reviewed:
07 Apr 2015