Rural Landholders Grant - 22 February 2022 onwards

Eligible Local Government Areas

Local Government Areas eligible for the Rural Landholders Grant  program

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Armidale, Ballina, Bellingen, Bayside, Bega Valley, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Byron, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Cumberland, Dungog, Eurobodalla,  Fairfield City, Georges River, Glen Innes, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Inner West,  Kempsey, Kiama, Ku-ring-gai, Kyogle, Lismore, Lithgow, Liverpool, Maitland, Mid Coast, Mid-Western, Muswellbrook, Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Richmond Valley, Ryde, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Sutherland, Tenterfield, The Hills, Tweed, Upper Hunter, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong.

30 June 202330 September 2023

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DPI Rural Recovery Support Services - The Rural Recovery Support Service is managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and funded by Resilience NSW, to provide assistance to rural landholders and primary producers who have been impacted by the recent floods. DPI Recovery Workers are a single point of contact, providing information and referrals to support you on your recovery journey.

You can also give the RAA permission to work with your own private financial advisor or accountant to assist you, however you will be liable for any professional fees charged. Contact the Rural Assistance Authority team on 1800 678 593.


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The Rural Landholders Grant is available to eligible landholders and oyster farmers who were affected by the NSW severe weather and floods that occurred from 22 February 2022 onwards, and who are not eligible for existing flood support programs (Primary Producer Special Disaster Grants).

Applicants within the declared Local Government Areas (LGAs) and minimum primary production income of $20,000 per annum can apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support their recovery.

Download the Rural Landholders Grant guidelines (PDF, 400.82 KB) for full details of what you can claim.

Applicants must provide a complete application form and:

  • LLS Rates or Land & Stock Return for the property affected OR Copy of Class A Aquaculture Permit; and
  • Lease agreement if you are the lessee of the impacted property you are applying for; and
  • latest farm business tax returns and financial statements plus Personal Tax Return of all members of the business; and
  • you may include other evidence such as quotes, estimates, photos or tax invoices.

If you have previously submitted tax returns to the NSW RAA for the financial year 2019/2020 or more recently, you will not need to provide further information. If we do not have your previous financial information, we will seek your permission to contact your accountant directly if this is easiest for you.

The online application form has been designed to make the process as simple as possible. You will be required to upload digital copies of supporting documentation (please refer to the 'What you will need section') so please have these ready before commencing your application.

It is recommended that you await the outcome of your application before submitting invoices. Once your application has been assessed an assessment officer will advise you of the process with your upfront payment and how to verify this later when you need to claim more funds.

You will need:

  • BP reference number
  • ABN number
  • Case number from original application
  • Tax Invoices

*Note that the RAA can ask for proof of payment (receipts, bank statements) against invoices, either at the point of submitting a claim, or at audit.

The RAA understands that you may have been impacted by a number of declared disaster events over the past 18 months and that allocating a claim (i.e. an invoice) to any one of these events may be difficult, or in some instances may not be possible. We ask that you use your best endeavours to ensure proper record keeping and can work with you to ensure the process of lodging your claim is as easy as possible.

If you are unsure at any stage of the process as to how to complete the online claim form, please use this Example Claims Request Form (PDF, 377.63 KB).

Frequently Asked Questions

To read the FAQs for this program please click here.