DROUGHT SUPPORT SERVICES
Australia is a continent shaped by extremes. With rural and regional communities vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate, drought can affect our communities, agriculture, economy and health.
With many regions across Australia experiencing significant and prolonged drought there is a range of support services available that may help.
FarmHub is an online portal that connects Australian farmers with services and support during tough times, such as drought.
Developed by the National Farmers Federation, the portal includes a comprehensive guide to drought assistance available from government, charitable and private organisations in all states. FarmHub provides links to organisations that offer information and support across:
- Drought relief assistance schemes
- Drought loans and assistance funds
- Farm household assistance
- Farm debt mediation
- Financial counselling services
- Foodbank drought relief
- Family mental health support and relationship advice
- Rural economic development grants
- Farm and rural legal services
- Weather outlooks
If you’re searching for drought assistance for your farm or business, FarmHub is a one-stop shop for information and support with fodder, water, transport, everyday-living expenses, health and more.
Financial drought relief assistance
With extreme drought conditions continuing across Australia, many financial institutions are recognising the impact these conditions are having on their agribusiness and farming customers.
Several institutions have committed to support these customers through a range of financial initiatives including:
Contact your financial services provider to discuss the assistance and support available to you.
Drought and rural support
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has put together a range of information and advice to help people find support services and assistance in times of need.
For help and advice, visit the Drought and rural support page online.