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NSW Flood Grants-Primary Producers

The NSW Government is committed to supporting the recovery and survival of farming communities impacted by the ongoing severe weather and ongoing flooding of large areas of the NSW coast.

 

Primary Producer Special Disaster Grants 


The NSW and Australian Governments have announced Special Disaster Grants (SDG) of up to $75,000 for primary producers who have been impacted by the floods in NSW.


The availability of this grant ensures primary producers can readily access financial support as soon as it is required.


Approved applicants can access a $15,000 up-front payment to assist with the immediate clean-up and recovery costs, and if needed, a further $60,000 to repair more extensive damage to properties.


The Special Disaster Grants of up to $75,000 for eligible primary producers are designed to help pay for immediate clean-up and repairs to infrastructure.   


Primary producers are encouraged not to self-assess and should consult with their local Rural Financial Counselling Service (see contact details below) or apply for the scheme so that the RAA can determine eligibility. 


Please visit RAA's Special Disaster Grant to access the program guidelines for more information on payment eligibility and detail on how to apply.


If you are ready to lodge an application, follow the link below to access the online form from our website:

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the NSW RAA either by calling 1800 678 593 or emailing rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au

 

Other assistance available through the RAA

Disaster Relief Loans
  • Primary producers and small businesses directly affected by the February 2022 storms and floods in urgent and genuine need of assistance may be eligible for low-interest loans of up to $130,000. 

  • Not-for-profit organisations directly affected by the February 2022 storms and floods may be eligible for low-interest natural disaster relief loans of up to $25,000 to restore essential facilities.  

 
Natural Disaster Transport Subsidies

Primary producers affected by the February 2022 storms and floods in NSW may be eligible for a natural disaster assistance transport subsidy. This subsidy pays for the cost of transporting fodder and water to an affected property, moving stock to sale or slaughter or to/from agistment. 

 

Assistance for small business and not-for-profit organisations

Suppose you're a small business or a not-for-profit organisation, and you've been directly impacted by the storms and floods in NSW from 19 February 2021 to 7 April 2021. In that case, you may be eligible for a flood disaster recovery small business grant.


Visit Service NSW for information on eligibility and how to apply.

 

Key Contacts 

  • Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) – 1800 678 593  

  • Rural Financial Counselling Services:

  • Northern NSW – 1800 344 090

  • Central & Southern NSW – 1800 319 458 

  • Disaster Customer Care Service – 13 77 88 

  • Local Land Services (LLS) – 1300 795 299 

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