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Flood Recovery For Primary Producers

More Assistance for Flood Impacted Primary Producers Media Release

Rural Assistance Authority & Rural Financial Counselling Service

Current Available Support for Cootamundra Gundagai Regional LGA (as at 22 November 2022)

  • Primary Producers: Special Disaster Grant up to $75,000
  • Concessional loans up to $130,000
  • Transport subsidy up to $15,000
  • Small business: Concessional loans up to $130,000
  • Not-for-profit/community organisations: Concessional loans up to $25,000
  • Donated fodder transport subsidy
  • Sporting clubs: Concessional loans up to $10,000

For more information visit Rural Assistance Authority – Disaster Assistance website –

  • Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593, Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

For more information call;

  • Rural Financial Counselling Service 1800 319 458, Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm or the local RFCS phone numbers can be found here.

BlazeAid Camp @ Cootamundra or phone 0418 745 994

Services Australia

Disaster Recovery Payment is a payment of $1,000.00 per adult and $400.00 per child. Ring 1802 266 for a staff assisted claim.

Visit Disaster Recovery Payment – Services Australia or apply on MyGov

Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short term payment to help you if your income has been directly affected by the current and ongoing New South Wales floods from 14 September 2022 through November 2022. It is available for a maximum of 13 weeks. It will begin from the date you started losing income as a direct result of the New South Wales Floods that started on 14 September 2022.

Visit Disaster Recovery Allowance – Services Australia or apply on MyGov

Farm Household Allowance is a payment for farm families in hardship.

Visit Farm Household Allowance – Services Australia or apply on MyGov 

Rural Aid

Rural Aid is providing $500 VISA cards for eligible flood impacted farmers.

Visit Flood Assistance – Rural Aid – Supporting Rural Communities

Farm Stress and Mental Health Services

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) –

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) services:

  • through providing personalised advice to individuals who need assistance with their mental health to link to services and resources
  • deliver mental health training to increase mental health literacy of community members and workplaces
  • working in partnership with stakeholders to create pathways to care and a flexible interagency response to priority groups and issues
  • producing and disseminating information about mental health and available services and resources targeting rural and remote people.

Contact Faith Rogers – Coordinator

Livestock isolated or you need resupply?

NSW SES and supporting agencies can coordinate food and fodder resupply to isolated properties.

Reach out to NSW SES on 132 500. Flood | NSW State Emergency Service

Flood affected landholders are asked to complete the following damage assessments surveys as they are important in highlighting where the damage is and how severe it is:

Primary industries natural disaster damage survey (

NSW Flooding from August 2022 and September 2022
(AGRNs 1030 & 1034)

Primary producers affected by ongoing flooding in New South Wales will soon be able to apply for financial assistance to support recovery.

Grants will be available for eligible primary producers in the Local Government Areas that have been disaster declared for flooding events that began on 4 August 2022 (AGRN 1030) and also from 14 September 2022 onwards (AGRN 1034).

A full list of eligible LGAs can be viewed on the NSW Rural Assistance Authority’s (RAA’s) Declared Natural Disasters webpage.

Resilience NSW are the Administrating State body so any questions should be directed to Resilience NSW.

Follow this link for information regarding Disaster Assistance for Flood Impacted Primary Producers in New South Wales:

Disaster assistance for flood impacted primary producers in New South Wales | Prime Minister of Australia (

More help is available at:

Disaster Assistance Finder (