There is now additional support for flood-affected primary producers in NSW, as part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Recovery grants to help with the immediate clean-up and recovery costs and to repair extensive damage have been increased from $25,000 to up to $75,000 for primary producers. Rural landholders can now also apply for grants of up to $10,000.
The grants are available in all the local government areas (LGAs) that have been disaster declared since 14 September. A full list of eligible LGAs is available on the NSW Rural Assistance Authority’s (RAA) Declared Natural Disasters webpage.
Primary producers are encouraged not to self-assess and should consult with their local Rural Financial Counselling Service or apply for the scheme so that the RAA can determine eligibility.
For more information, or to lodge an application, visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au or call the RAA on 1800 678 593. If you are a farmer or a member of the community requiring an emergency response regarding livestock or animals, call 1800 814 647.
$500 Pre-Paid Visa Card from Rural Aid
Are you a primary producer who’s been affected by the current flooding and rain events? If so, you may be eligible for a $500 pre-paid Visa from Rural Aid. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully to make sure you are eligible and then fill in the short form below to apply. (NB applications are open until 31st December 2022 or until funding is exhausted) – To apply and for further information please go to the website Flood Assistance – Rural Aid – Supporting Rural Communities