Financial Support for flood affected farmers
A support package is available for flood-affected farmers:
Primary Producer Clean-Up Relief Grants: $10,000 grants to cover the cost of the clean-up and get businesses up and running again
Primary Producer Concessional Loans: Up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged equipment and infrastructure, or to cover the short-term business expenses.
Primary Producer Transport Subsidies: Up to $15,000 to support the transport of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and the movement of livestock.
Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA)
Federal Government Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short-term income payment for business owners (if receiving a wage from your business) and their staff whose income has been affected by the Victorian October 2022 Floods. The maximum duration of this payment is 13 weeks.
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A one-off $5,000.00 grant to cover immediate expenses. Additional support will be available through business relief services.
Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP)
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is a lump sum payment
to help people seriously affected by the Victorian Floods in October 2022.
Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment
Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment – The personal hardship assistance program Emergency relief assistance payments are available after a natural disaster-related emergency, to assist individuals and communities that are experiencing, or are likely to experience, hardship in meeting their relief needs as a result of an emergency.
Emergency re-establishment assistance
Emergency re-establishment assistance – The Personal Hardship Assistance Program assists people
experiencing financial hardship in meeting their relief needs.
The program includes emergency relief payments and re-establishment payments.
For a quick reference guide for Victorian Severe Flood Assistance for households, small business and primary producers please click here(PDF, 267KB) .
28 October 2022 Update - Moira Shire has been added to the list of LGA's eligible for the immediate Disaster Recovery Payment from the Australian Government.