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Disaster assistance for flood-affected farmers

Primary producers directly impacted by the NSW storms and floods from 9 November 2021 may be eligible for grants of up to $50,000 to help salvage damaged crops, produce and stock, rebuild fences and replace machinery.

For more information, visit the NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

Rural landholders grant

Eligible landholders recovering from the NSW storms and floods that occurred from 19 February 2021 or 10 March 2021 may be eligible for a rural landholders grant of up to $10,000.

You may be eligible for this grant if you:

  • are in a declared natural disaster local government area (LGA)
  • have holdings of at least 10 hectares
  • receive at least $20,000 income per year from primary production but do not receive the majority of your income from primary production.

Applications close on 28 January 2022.

For more information, visit Rural landholders grant.

Storm and flood industry recovery program

The storm and flood industry recovery program supports NSW primary industries as they recover from the February and March 2021 storms and floods. The program includes:

  • a supply chain support grant for eligible NSW primary producers and primary production enterprises in high priority sectors to assist with damage repair and job retention. Applications close 3 March 2022.
  • a sector recovery and resilience grant to support industry-wide recovery, with a focus on building resilience and preparedness for future natural disasters. Eligible projects will be identified by a working group of government and industry representatives and announced in March 2022.

For more information, visit Storm and flood industry recovery program.

Flood disaster recovery small business grant

Applications for this grant are closed. For more information, visit Flood disaster recovery small business grant.

If you need assistance, please call us on 13 77 88.

Disaster recovery grant for primary producers

Applications for disaster recovery grants for primary producers impacted by the February and March 2021 floods are closed to most eligible local government areas. Late applications may be accepted if your ability to apply was affected by a situation out of your control.

For more information, visit the NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

Disaster relief loans

A range of assistance is available to businesses. Visit the NSW Rural Assistance Authority or call 1800 678 593 for:

  • Primary producers – may be eligible for urgent loans at a concessional interest rate and transport subsidies for the carriage of livestock and fodder.
  • Small businesses – urgent loans are available at a concessional interest rate to eligible small businesses.
  • Not-for-profit organisations – loan assistance for the restoration of essential facilities.
  • Sporting clubs – concessional fixed rate loans are available for sporting and recreation clubs and associations for restoring essential facilities.

Recovery loan

The Australian Government’s SME Recovery Loan Scheme helps eligible small and medium businesses recover and rebuild from damage caused by the March 2021 floods, with access to more affordable loans from banks and lenders. 

For more information, visit SME recovery loan scheme.