The NSW and Australian Governments are supporting primary producers impacted by flooding that began on 4 August and/or 14 September 2022, by announcing $75,000 Special Disaster Grants to help pay for immediate clean-up and repairs to infrastructure.
To be eligible, you must:
A full list of eligible criteria can be found in the program guidelines.
The maximum amount you can apply for is $75,000.
Producers impacted by both the August and September flood events, who are in an LGA declared for both AGRN 1030 and AGRN 1034, may submit one Special Disaster Grant application up to a maximum of $75,000 covering damages across both declared disaster events.
A $25,000 up-front payment is available to approved eligible applicants only.
You will be eligible for the up-front payment if:
If you cannot verify the expenditure of funds received for previous events, you may still be reimbursed for eligible expenses, through the provision and verification of valid tax invoices and proof of payments made, however you will not be eligible for the up-front payment.
To make it easier for you to apply, the RAA has access to third party damage assessment information such as high-resolution imagery, to confirm the extent of the impact in declared flood-affected LGAs in NSW.
However, it is important that you provide reasonable evidence of flood damage with your application so we can fully assess your situation. Some examples include:
The RAA understands that if you have been impacted by a number of declared disaster events over the past 12 months, allocating a claim (i.e. an invoice) to any one of these events may be difficult. We ask that you use your best endeavours to ensure proper record keeping. The RAA will work with you to allocate your invoices, if required.
This grant can be used to assist with costs associated with clean-up and damages.
This includes, but is not limited to, the removal of debris, damaged material and deceased livestock, maintenance of livestock health, and repairing or replacing of fodder, fencing, essential water infrastructure and testing of water and soil.
A full list of eligible claim items can be found in the program guidelines.
Applications can be made via the RAA website.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the NSW RAA either by calling 1800 678 593 or emailing email@example.com.
Rural Landholder Grants
The NSW and Australian Governments have announced Rural Landholder Grants of up to $10,000 for landholders and oyster farmers who have been impacted by severe flooding events that began on 4 August 2022 and also from 14 September 2022.
Applications for the Rural Landholder Grant will open soon.
Disaster Relief Loans
Natural Disaster Transport Subsidies
Primary producers affected by the August and/or September 2022 flooding event may be eligible for a natural disaster transport subsidy. This subsidy pays for the cost of transporting: