Dry seasons support
The Commonwealth On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme and Farm Business Assistance Program are now open.
Visit the financial support page for more information.
22 Feb 2019: The Victorian Government is providing an additional $12.6 million of targeted support to farmers and farming communities affected by drought and dry conditions in Victoria. This funding builds on the $30 million announced during 2018 and takes the Government’s support to more than $42 million.
This additional funding acknowledges the economic and well-being impacts of ongoing drought and dry conditions.
The announcement includes $5.6 million for targeted Farm Business Assistance. This includes one-off payments to farmers in East and Central Gippsland and eligible dairy farmers in Northern and North West Victoria.
It also provides $1 million for the establishment of the Farm Support Fund, and a further $5 million for continuation of the successful On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants program.
Guidelines are still being developed for the Farm Business Assistance or the Farm Support Fund. If you would like to register your interest when they are available please email your contact details to us at email@example.com.
|Improving access to emergency water supply points |
(stock and domestic users) New
|On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants extension||$5.0 million|
|Farm Business Assistance New||$5.627 million|
|Farm Support Fund New||$1.0 million|
*Young dairy farmers and dairy farmers that are recipients of Farm Household Allowance.