NSW and ACT
There are currently no exceptional circumstances (EC) declared areas in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory.
A number of other assistance measures are available to eligible farmers and their families. Anyone wishing to enquire about assistance should call the Drought Assistance Hotline on 13 23 16.
Assistance is also available through the Rural Financial Counselling Service program. The program provides grants to state and regional organisations to provide free and impartial rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses who are suffering financial hardship and who have no alternative sources of impartial support.
07 May 2012