Date/Deadline: 30 Jun, 2023

The NSW and Australian Governments have announced additional assistance measures to support primary producers who have been impacted by the floods and severe weather that occurred from 27 June 2022 onwards.

Assistance is now being provided to declared local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Primary producers recovering from the devastating impacts of floods are receiving vital support, with Special Disaster Grants of up to $75,000 now available.

Flood affected primary producers are encouraged to apply for Special Disaster Grants to access financial assistance to get back operating as soon as possible.

Once approved, eligible primary producers can access $25,000 in assistance up-front, with a further $50,000 in financial assistance available thereafter upon submission of valid tax invoices.

To be eligible for the grant, you must:

  • Be a primary producer
  • Draw at least 50% of your gross income from your primary production enterprise
  • Contribute a part of your labour to the primary production enterprise
  • Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster Have a primary production enterprise located in the defined area that has suffered direct damage as a result of this event.
  • Have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by this event.
  • Have lodged an application on or before the application close date listed on the RAA website.
  • Intend to re-establish or continue the primary production enterprise.

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