Assistance and Grants

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Assistance and Grants

The attached flyer “2018 Drought Assistance in NSW” produced by the NSW State Government is a very useful reference guide.

Current Grants Dept. of Agriculture

Drought assistance

The Australian Government is lending practical support to drought affected farmers and rural communities through free personal and financial counselling. More information . . . . .

Other Current Grants and Assistance

NSW Department of Primary Industries

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 2,700 across the state. DPI manages a broad range of initiatives from resource to industry, including natural resource management, research and development, pest and disease management, food safety, industry engagement, and market access and competition.

DPI Agriculture is responsible for increasing the productivity and resilience of the agricultural sector. It does this through agricultural productivity research across livestock, plants and natural resource management areas, as well as providing education and training through Tocal College. It also delivers rural support and community development services through the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, and provides scientific advice, quality assurance and management of research facilities that underpin the research programs of the Department.

DPI Fisheries supports economic growth and sustainable access to aquatic resources through commercial and recreational fisheries management, research, aquaculture development, habitat protection and rehabilitation, regulation and compliance. The division mitigates and manages risks from use of land and water, including from sharks and hunting through the Game Licensing Unit.

Go to NSW DPI Services

Department of Human 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.

NSW Rural Assistance Authority

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.

Go to the RAA website

NSW Government Drought Assistance & Information

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.

Local Land Services

At Local Land Services, we believe that partnerships are essential to our success. We are here to work together with you and tailor the right solutions to grow a sustainable business.

We can assist with:

  • advice on using the new codes of practice and other tools
  • support to access incentives for conserving native plants and animals on your property
  • timely assistance with approvals if required
  • workshops, field days and farm visits to help you understand the new land management framework

For more information go to Local Land Services website