Dry seasons support
More support for drought affected farmers
On 2 October 2019 Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited Bairnsdale in East Gippsland and the Millewa in North West Victoria to announce a further $31.6 million in assistance for drought affected farmers.
The Victorian Government has been working closely with local communities and the funding boost will assist farmers and communities impacted by drought and dry conditions in Wellington and East Gippsland, the Millewa and surrounds and the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID).
The package includes:
- $15 million for a Farmers’ Drought Fund
- $5.2 million for a Local Government Services Support Payment
- $4.6 million for the Catchment Management Authority Drought Employment Program
- $2.3 million for Farm Business Management and Planning Support services
- $2 million for mental health support.
This website and supporting information will be updated over the coming days as new information becomes available.
For more information please call 136 186 or to register your interest for any of the new programs please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Victorian Government is continuing to provide support for farmers facing drought and dry conditions across Victoria.
The On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grant and the Pasture Recovery and Management Grant continue to be available until funds are expended.