Farm recovery after floods and storms
Mildura and Northern Mallee storm event - Update
Recovery Grants are now available to eligible primary producers in the affected Mildura Rural City Council region following storms in the northern Mallee on Friday 11 November.
The impact of the storm event and the damage to the farming sector is estimated to be between $77.6 million and $156.8 million.
Recovery Grants of up to $25,000 and a Community Recovery Fund of $120,000 are being provided.
For more information or to apply for a Recovery Grant primary producers should contact Rural Finance Victoria online or on 1800 260 425.
Federal Minister for Justice and Victorian Agriculture Minister media release (23 December): Community Recovery Fund And Grants For Primary Producers Affected By Mildura Storms
Minister for Emergency Services media release (14 November 2016): Disaster Assistance For Storm Affected Mildura
Victorian and Australian Government assistance is available to help affected communities recover from the major storm event that impacted people and properties in the Mildura and Northern Mallee areas on Friday, 11 November 2016. Affected individuals, farm families and small businesses can access the range of government and industry support available fact sheet.
Spring 2016 floods
Specific technical information to help farmers, horticulturists and animal owners to recover from floods is listed below. If the information you seek is not listed or if you wish to speak to a staff member about your particular flood recovery requirements, call us on 136 186.
Further information on other Victorian and Australian Government assistance and services can be found on the Vic Emergency website.
Recent heavy rains and floods in September and October 2016 have created large amounts of stagnant water across the state, making it ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes. While mosquitoes are annoying and can leave a nasty bite, some mosquitoes can carry and spread serious diseases. More information on protecting you and your family is available from the Better Health Channel.
- animal welfare in emergencies
- drought (flood) feeding and management of sheep
- drought (flood) feeding and management of horses
- water damaged fodder
- horses and floods
- disposing of carcasses after bushfire, flood or drought
- flooding increases the risk of fire
- floods and animal health
- pets in emergencies
Soils and pastures
- checklist for flood recovery – grapevines
- managing crop recovery after flooding – grapevines
- managing crop recovery after flooding – stone fruits and almonds
Grapevine hail damage
- Recovery from hail damage
- Hail damage and restricted spring growth - AWRI
- Managing grapevines after hail damage fact sheet - AWRI
- Dairy Australia – managing in flood and wet conditions