We know you farmers are a resilient and strong bunch; you need to be when droughts are part of your existence.
But these are particularly tough times and Australia wants to help.
$11.5 million is now available to help drought-affected farmers and farming communities. We are partnering with the Country Women’s Association in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, and with the Rural Financial Counselling Service (Gippsland) in Victoria to get the funds out through their aid programs.
As of 7 December, more than 4,500 farming families have taken up the grants and tell us the process is fast and simple.
We’re hearing about bills being paid, families having enough to make it through the next few months and children joining friends on school excursions after their family applied for drought funds.