Support available for businesses in drought-affected regions
If you run a business in drought-affected regions you can access a range of drought support services.
Individuals, families, farms and communities in drought-affected regions can access a range of national, state and local drought support services from the Australian Government.
What support is available for affected businesses?
Farming businesses can access support programs, incentives and counselling services to help support and manage their business operations now and into the future, assistance includes:
- low-interest loan
- insurance rebates
- tax and depreciation options from Australian Taxation Office
- water and environment incentives
- Farm Household Allowance to support farming families
- A free Rural Financial Counselling Service.
Go to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website to find out more about the Drought and rural support or call 1800 900 090.
What Mental Health support is available?
If you’re feeling the pressure and need to reach out and talk to someone, your GP can connect you to a range of services, such as telehealth services that allow you to talk to trained professionals via Skype or you can contact Lifeline’s 24 hour support line on 13 11 14.
Go to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website to find out more about the Social support and wellbeing for people in drought-affected regions.