Assistance & 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
For details of the current flood situation please visit the Department of Primary Industries website.
- Appeal process
An independent appeal process for applicants who have had an application for assistance refused.
- Case Studies
Read how vital financial assistance has helped farmers prepare their properties
- Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program
A scheme to assist the commercial fishing industry in NSW to manage restructure impacts.
- Direct Debit Request 69.9 KB
- Drought Assistance Fund
Interest free loans of up to $50,000 are available to eligible primary producers to assist in implementing systems and management practices that enhance the sustainability of their enterprise.
- Electronic Lodgement of Applications 30.0 KB
This information provides a summary of the major issues concerning the lodgement of electronic applications and files.
- Water Rebate Scheme for Farmers
- Factsheet - Loan to Value Ration (LVR) 47.0 KB
- Regional Investment Corporation
Concessional loans to eligible farm businesses to prepare for, manage through and recover from adverse conditions, including drought, and to become financially self-reliant.
- 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.
- Farm debt mediation
Mediation under the Farm Debt Mediation Act provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.
- Flying-Fox Netting
Funding for this scheme has been fully committed.
- NSW Forest Industries Innovation Fund
- 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.
- NSW Drought Strategy
A comprehensive suite of innovative drought preparedness measures to drive continued growth of the agriculture sector into the future.
- Natural Disaster Assistance
Assistance for primary producers and small businesses affected by flood/fire/hail or other declared natural disaster.
- 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)
- Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program
A professional development and training package for primary producers in NSW
- 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.
- Discharge Authority Form - Refinance 252.5 KB
- Discharge Authority Form - Sale of Property 252.7 KB
- Excerpt from Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991