Assistance and Grants
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Assistance and Grants
The Australian Government is lending practical support to drought affected farmers and rural communities through free personal and financial counselling. More information . . . . .
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) acts in partnership with industry and other public sector organisations to foster profitable and sustainable development of primary industries in New South Wales.
NSW DPI has a staff of approximately 3500 based at over 130 locations across the state, the department delivers a wide range of services to primary industries and rural communities. There is an emphasis on front-line services.
The Department of Human Services delivers a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community, including the rural community.
Here are links to the main rural assistance sections on the Department of Human Services website.
NOTE: This list is not exhaustive and these links are correct at the time of publication, however the Department of Human Services is a very large organisation, and assistance measures are constantly being modified, so please contact your nearest Rural Financial Counsellor if you have difficulty finding the correct information.
The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) administers a wide range of assistance measures to the Rural Sector. These assistance measures are both Commonwealth and State funded. Whilst the Rural Sector is its core client, the Authority is also responsible forsmall businesses that have suffered loss or damage due to natural disaster.
DroughtHub provides a one-stop online destination for information on a vast range of services and support available to primary producers, their families and communities to prepare for and manage drought conditions.
The NSW Government is committed to working closely with farmers, industry and stakeholders and has delivered a $300 million drought package to ensure NSW is better prepared for future drought conditions.
DPI makes every attempt to ensure the information supplied is current, however the individual circumstances of DroughtHub users should be taken into account when considering the linked services.