Dry seasons support
On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides a one-off 25 per cent rebate up to $25,000 (GST exclusive) to eligible primary producers for the purchase and installation of emergency water infrastructure for livestock and for permanent horticultural plantings.
Eligible farm businesses in the following Local Government Areas may apply: Alpine, Benalla, Buloke, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Northern Grampians, Strathbogie, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Wellington, Wodonga and Yarriambiack.
Farm businesses in other parts of the state can make an application if they can demonstrate a critical water need resulting from current seasonal conditions, these applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
For more information please visit Rural Finance or call 1800 260 425.
Farm Machinery Improvement Grants now available!
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has opened the Farm Machinery Improvement Grants Program to assist farm businesses in the Millewa region of far North-West Victoria.
A grant of up to $10,000 is available per eligible dryland farm business to maintain essential on-farm machinery and equipment to meet key operational requirements and prepare for the 2020 growing season.
This program is being funded through the Victorian Government’s Drought Support Package.
Household financial relief is now available
The CWA of Victoria’s Drought Relief program has been provided a funding boost by the Victorian Government for the provision of household financial relief.
A grant payment of up to $3,000 per individual applicant and/or household is available for farming families, farm workers and contractors that are drought-affected and reliant on farming as their primary source of income.
This program is being funded through the Victorian Government’s Farmers’ Drought Fund - Household Financial Relief program announced on 2 October 2019.
To access an application form or to find out more, visit the CWA of Victoria’s website.
On-Farm Drought Resilience Grant Program now open!
The Victorian Government is continuing to provide support for farmers facing drought and dry conditions across Victoria.
The On-Farm Drought Resilience Grant Program is now available to assist eligible farm businesses to invest in on-farm drought preparedness and to seek business advice.
For more information and to access the On-Farm Drought Resilience Grant program, call Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 or visit ruralfinance.com.au.