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Drought assistance

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.

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.



Last reviewed:
25 May 2015