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Floods 2022

Agricultural support and information

Financial support for farmers

Primary Producer Flood Relief Program

The Victorian Government is supporting flood-affected primary producers across Victoria to get back in business, with an initial package of support to help kickstart their relief effort.

The Primary Producer Flood Relief Program will deliver a $10,000 payment to primary producers directly affected by the floods to help them clean up, re-establish their properties, and get their businesses up and running again.

Activities the grant covers

The grants will cover activities like:

  • removal and disposal of debris and injured or dead livestock
  • replacing or repairing essential equipment
  • fixing and replacing fencing
  • buying fodder
  • water and water storage
  • salvaging damaged crops
  • grain or feed
  • hiring or purchasing materials to clean up a property or equipment
Concessional loans

Primary producers whose properties have been directly hit are also eligible to apply for concessional loans of up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged assets and meet general expenses incurred while the clean-up is underway.

Transport costs

Flood-affected primary producers can also claim 50 per cent of transport costs, up to $15,000, for the transport of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and moving stock to agistment, sale or slaughter.

Applications and eligibility

This program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Government through Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Please refer to Agriculture Victoria: Flood and storm financial advice and support for further updates and program eligibility criteria which will be provided as soon as possible.

Applications will open soon, you can register your interest on the Rural Finance Google Form and Rural Finance will email you when applications can be submitted.

Please contact Council on 1800 260 425 if you have any questions.

For further information about floods recovery and support, visit Vic Emergency.

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This page was last updated on 21 October 2022.