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Support for farmers and primary producers after the floods

Date: 16 March 2022

Farmers & Primary producers hit by storms and floods in NSW can access $15,000 immediately, through grants of up $75,000, as part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.  

Grants are now available for eligible primary producers in the Local Government Areas that have been disaster declared for the February 2022 storm and flood event.  

Those eligible for this grant can access up to $15,000 up-front to assist with the immediate clean-up and recovery costs, and if required, a further $60,000 to repair more extensive damage to their properties.  

Support Available

Special disaster grantup to $75,000 to help pay for the cost of clean-up and resuming operations.

Disaster recovery allowancea short-term income support payment to assist if you’ve lost income as a direct result of the floods, provided by the Australian Government.

Stamp duty relieffor replacing insured commercial motor vehicles written off due to floods and storms.

Natural disaster transport subsidyup to $15,000 to cover costs of transporting fodder/water to an affected property, stock to sale or slaughter and stock to/from agistment.

Disaster relief loans – concessional interest rate loans up to $130,000 for business continuity and to replace or repair damage not covered by insurance.

Flood-affected farmers and land managers who require assistance with livestock assessment, veterinary assistance, emergency fodder and livestock euthanasia or burial, can call 1800 814 647.

Need help?

After a disaster, the process of recovery can seem overwhelming. Our team welcomes enquiries into the government support available. Please get in touch with enquiries@rm.net.au for help. 

**The material and contents provided in this publication are informative in nature only. It is not intended to be advice and you should not act specifically on the basis of this information alone. If expert assistance is required, professional advice should be obtained.

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