Support for agribusiness during natural disasters
After a natural disaster, assess how your business has been affected. This will help you know what to do to recover.
A recovery plan can help minimise losses and get your business running again after an incident.
Once you have completed your clean-up and assessed the state of your business, you can begin the rebuilding process.
Health and wellbeing
- Help lines, counselling and support groups
- Mental health support for people living in rural and remote areas
- Manage stress, relationships and more after a disaster
- Call Lifeline Farmer to Farmer
- Royal Flying Doctor Service mental health services
- Rural Aid free counselling and wellbeing program
- Stay Afloat
The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free rural financial counselling to farmers, fishing enterprises, forestry growers and harvesters, and small, related businesses who are suffering financial hardship.
Landholders can apply to have their next leasehold rental payment deferred.
The Farm Household Allowance provides money for basic living expenses to eligible farm families experiencing hardship. You do not have to be in a drought-declared area to apply.
Community disaster recovery support for personal hardship and other grants.
- Tips for cleaning up after a natural disaster
- Inspecting and repairing machinery damaged by floodwater
- Clearing vegetation after a declared disaster
- Last reviewed: 21 Sep 2022
- Last updated: 22 Dec 2023