Drought Support Package and Assistance

On 30 July 2018 the NSW Government announced a $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package to help farmers manage the effects of the current drought.

Measures include:

  • Drought Transport Subsidy
  • Waiver of NSW Local Land Services rates
  • Rebate on fixed charges for water licences
  • Waiver of Class 1 agricultural vehicle registrations
  • Waiver of Farm Innovation Fund Interest Charges
  • Financial Assistance

Assistance Guide for Primary Producers (Department of Primary Industries)
Drought Assistance Factsheet (Rural Assistance Authority)
Factsheet - Let's Talk about Managing Drought (Rural Adversity Mental Health Program)

Further Information:
DPI Drought Hub - www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub