The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) provides tailored access to loans, grants, rebates and subsidies for primary producers and small business operators.
We have decades of experience helping producers, business operators and regional communities become more resilient, self-reliant and sustainable by accessing the right assistance, at the right time.
This experience informs our ongoing contribution to farming and rural policies, and the advice we provide the NSW Government, helping to ensure future measures reflect the real needs of farmers.
Low interest loans up to $250,000 for a broad range of drought preparedness, management and recovery purchases, activities and services.Find out more
Low interest loans up to $1 million for permanent on-farm infrastructure to help prepare for dry conditions and improve resilience to future adverse weather events.Apply Now
Using a Farm Innovation Fund loan (now the Drought Infrastructure Fund), Tim and Katrina were able to overcome climate and weather-related challenges and future-proof their operation by installing a world-first, retractable-roof greenhouse to protect their avocado trees. As a result, they’ve been able to produce higher quality fruit and have significantly reduced irrigation water usage.