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Drought and rural support

We know that farmers and rural communities deal with a range of on-farm challenges, including drought.

We are here to help.

Support for farmers

Community outreach

Government agencies are visiting communities affected by drought across Australia.

Learn more about drought support services you can access. Get help to access support.

Find an outreach event near you.


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.

Check the FarmHub. This new service helps connect Australian farmers with support during tough times, such as drought.

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

Download:

Building drought resilience

Help for farmers and communities to prepare for drought and adapt to climate change.

Learn more about the Future Drought Fund.

​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.

Media releases

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