Northern NSW Storm - 20 December 2018

Primary producer recovery grants are available in 45 parishes:

Walcha LGA: Aberbaldie; Ainsley; Andy; Apsley; Bergen op zoom; Boulton; Branga;  Cobrabald; Congi; Ella; Emu; Europambela; Fenwick; Gill; Glen Morrison; Halloran; Norton; Ohio; Oorundunby; Salway; Scott; Shelving; St Clair; St Leonard; Tia; Tiara; Uriamukki; Vernon (within Macquarie County, near Tamworth); Walcha; Waterloo; and Winterbourne.

Armidale LGA: Enmore; Merrigalah; and Gill.

Tamworth LGA: Tara; Muluerindie; Burke; South Burke; Anna; Vernon; and Ainsley.

Uralla LGA: Lawrence; Eastlake; Blacknote; and Sandon.

Please refer to the guidelines for full details of the eligibility criteria and eligible activities.


The application process

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What you will need
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The Natural Disaster Recovery Relief Grant is available to eligible primary producers, following the declaration of a Natural Disaster by the NSW Government, and following the approval of the Australian Government. This assistance measure is only provided in event of Natural Disasters that have severely affected communities, regions or sectors.

Download the Guidelines (PDF, 339.79 KB) for full details of eligibility (sections 4-6) and what you can claim (section 7).

To receive payment, you will need your bank account details on the application form. We will also require:

  • Proof of property location - copy of last Local Government Area and Local Land Services rate notices.
  • Proof of income - copy of Farm Business Taxation Returns and Financial Statements plus Personal Tax Returns of all members of the Business (tax assessments are not acceptable). Do not send original tax returns.
  • Proof of expenditure - copies of Tax Invoice/ Receipts of expenditure incurred to date (can be supplied post assessment). No payments will be made on quotations.
  • Proof of insurance - copy of Insurance Claim (if applicable).

The online application form has been designed to make the process as simple as possible. We recommend that you have all scanned documents ready to upload before starting the process. We recommend that you use the Google Chrome browser.

If you prefer to download a hard copy of the form, download the manual form and submit with all information requested on the checklist on page 5.

For further assistance, please contact us on 1800 678 593 or email us