Technical support services

There are many support services available for farmers experiencing dry seasonal conditions in Victoria.

Farm Business Management and Planning Support

The Farm Business Management and Planning Support program increases technical and on-farm decision-making support, and assists connections with other services.

This includes:

  • targeted farm management information, workshops and one-on-one consultations with Agriculture Victoria and other service providers
  • funding to assist establishment of a Gippsland demonstration site trialling farming in a changing climate
  • continued drought and dry season coordinators who work with state and local government agencies and service providers to improve coordination of drought support.

For more information:

Refocused Plan 2 Farm program

Delivered by the North Central Catchment Management Authority for the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District, this refocused program assists and supports farmers to make informed decisions about their farming future, including optimising investment and farm productivity.

Call (03) 5448 7124 for more information.

Technical and decision-making support for farm businesses

Additional services to be delivered by Agriculture Victoria and associated industry partners that will provide increased technical support to assist farm businesses manage dry seasonal conditions.

Call our Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or visit Farmer workshops.

Stock containment areas

Agriculture Victoria has developed a package of resources to support farmers in designing stock containment areas. Stock containment areas are a valuable tool to:

  • manage livestock
  • protect soil and pasture resources during adverse seasonal conditions.

Call our Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or visit Managing resources in drought.

Feeding beef and sheep

Agriculture Victoria has developed books on feeding and managing beef and sheep during dry seasonal conditions.

Call our Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or visit Managing resources in drought.

Climate and weather

Information, tools and resources to support climate change risk management within the Victorian agricultural sector.

Call our Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or visit Climate and weather.

Fodder and stockfeed requirements

With long-term dry conditions, there's an increased need for Victorian farmers to import fodder and livestock feed from other states and regions affected by biosecurity threats.

Biosecurity threats associated with the importation of livestock feed and fodder pose a serious risk to plant and animal industries in Victoria.

See Industry notices for updates to import and export requirements.

Salvaging crops information

Download our factsheet on key points to consider when thinking about cutting failed crops for hay or silage:

Salvaging crops factsheet (PDF - 330.7 KB)

Salvaging crops factsheet (WORD - 184.3 KB)

Page last updated: 30 Jul 2020