COVID-19 UPDATE -
Many businesses have been impacted by COVID-19, including farmers and fishers. RAA customers are encouraged to contact us to discuss available hardship options. Get in touch by 1800 678 593 or email rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au. Please be aware that due to network congestion, some calls are not connecting. Please try the email in this case.
Special Disaster Bushfire program applications extended -
Applications for the Special Disaster grants and loans have been extended and are open until 15 December 2020. Eligible farmers who have not accessed the scheme are encouraged to apply.

Commonwealth Government’s EWIR Scheme

On 2 October 2020, the Australian Government announced an additional $50 million of funding for the expansion of the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme in 2020-2021.

The roll-out of the expanded Scheme is currently being negotiated with the Commonwealth, including co-funding arrangements.

Read Minister Littleproud and Minister Pitt’s joint announcement: $50 million boost to successful drought water infrastructure rebate.

As details for this additional funding are finalised, we will update the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme web page as more information is available.

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How the RAA helped Jack prepare his business for challenging conditions

Jack Wright near Cowra talks about the Farm Innovation Fund and how it has improved his enterprise.

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