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Drought and rural support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We know that farmers and rural communities often deal with drought and other hardships.

We are here to help.

Support for farmers

How we can help

Are you still looking for help? We administer a range of drought and rural support measures.

See all drought and rural support we provide.

Access more services

Find a service

Do you need help to find the right support?

Seek advice. You can contact a rural financial counsellor on 1800 686 175.

Read the drought assistance information pack. It lists support that you can access from government and national services.


​States and territories

Your local government plays an important role in drought relief. We share responsibilities and work together to help you.

Find more support in your state or territory:

Coordinating our efforts

We are working to get the right help to the right people.

To support this goal, we collaborate with:

  • Coordinator-General for Drought, Major​ ​General Stephen Day
  • Special envoy for drought assistance and recovery

Read more about the drought taskforce.

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