If you are a farmer, farm worker, farm supplier or farm contractor who is doing it tough due to the drought you may be eligible for a one off payment of up to $3,000 through the Australian Governments Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI – Round 2).

Drought Assistance

Round 2 funding is available through The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society.

To be eligible you need to be:

  • Over the age of 18 years.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Live and / or work in an eligible Shire.
  • Have not already received this payment from The Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul since 21 November 2019.

The maximum amount a household can receive is $3,000. If more than one eligible household members reside in the same residence, the total assistance provided to the household cannot exceed $3,000.

The payment is not considered taxable income. If you received assistance in DCSI (Round 1) which concluded on 30 June 2019 you are eligible to apply for assistance for DCSI (Round 2).

Eligible Shire Councils