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Rural Assistance Authority

Drought assistance

The NSW Government is monitoring the impacts of drought across the state to ensure the assistance on offer is appropriate and timely. The RAA will advise customers of any additional financial assistance that is available via our website, social media and direct emails to those on our mailing list.

If you would like to be advised of any future drought-related products on offer via the RAA, please join our mailing list by completing the Registration of Interest form below.

Drought Ready and Resilient Fund

The Drought Ready and Resilient Fund is a low interest loan up to $250,000 that farmers in NSW can use to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of drought.

Drought Infrastructure Fund

Through the Drought Infrastructure Fund, long-term, low-interest loans of up to $1 million are available to farmers in NSW to make improvements to permanent on-farm infrastructure.

NSW DroughtHub

A one-stop online destination for information and support available to primary producers to prepare for and manage drought.