Assistance & application forms
Applicants can lodge completed application forms including required documentation to the NSW Rural Assistance Authority by post, email, facsimile or personal delivery at:
Post: Locked Bag 23, Orange NSW 2800
Fax: 02 6391 3098
In person: 161 Kite Street, Orange NSW 2800
- Loans at a glance 59.8 KB
The Authority provides a number of loans for you to choose from. The table summarises which loan product is most suitable for your needs. For more information feel free to contact us on 1800 678 593.
- Glossary of Terms
Description of terms used by the RAA.
- NSW Drought Strategy
A comprehensive suite of innovative drought preparedness measures to drive continued growth of the agriculture sector into the future.
- Farm Innovation Fund
Assistance for primary producers to identify risks, improve permanent infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use, aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.
- Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program
A scheme to assist the commercial fishing industry in NSW to manage restructure impacts.
- Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program
A professional development and training package for primary producers in NSW
- Drought Concessional Loans
To assist farm businesses recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term.
- Dairy and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans
The Drought Recovery and Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme allows eligible Farm Businesses to access two types of loans – Drought Recovery Concessional Loans, to recover from the effects of drought, and Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans, to assist Dairy Farm Businesses impacted by the 2015–16 reduction in milk prices.
- Natural Disaster Relief Scheme
Assistance for primary producers and small businesses affected by flood/fire/hail or other declared natural disaster.
- Case Studies
Read how vital financial assistance has helped farmers prepare their properties
- Transport Assistance
Transport subsidies for animal welfare and for donated fodder within NSW. Assistance is also available following a declared natural disaster with the cost of transporting fodder and/or water to an affected property, stock to sale or slaughter and stock to/from agistment.
- Flying-Fox Netting
Funding for this scheme has been fully committed.
- Farm debt mediation
Mediation under the Farm Debt Mediation Act provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.
- Gas Community Benefits Fund
A scheme to share the benefits of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) production with the local communities where the gas is extracted.
- Appeal review process
An independent appeal process for applicants who have had an application for assistance refused.
- Electronic Lodgement of Applications 31.6 KB
This information provides a summary of the major issues concerning the lodgement of electronic applications and files.
- Privacy: Internal Review Application 39.6 KB
Application for review of conduct under s53 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act)
- Factsheet - Loan to Value Ration (LVR) 100.4 KB