On 9 May 2015 the
Australian Government announced new funding of $333 million to support farmers, farm businesses and rural communities affected by drought. The new funding includes:
Further information on each of the assistance measures is available in the supporting farmers and rural communities factsheet.
The Australian Government continues to provide ongoing assistance, such as the
Farm Household Allowance and
Farm Management Deposits Scheme.
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.