Drought assistance -
Low interest loans up to $250,000 now available for drought preparation, management and recovery. Click here for more information on the Drought Ready and Resilient Fund.
Operating hours -
Please be advised that our office will be closed for two weeks from Monday 25 December 2023. Normal operating hours will resume from Monday 8 January 2024. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) provides tailored access to loans, grants, rebates and subsidies for primary producers and small business operators.

We have decades of experience helping producers, business operators and regional communities become more resilient, self-reliant and sustainable by accessing the right assistance, at the right time.

This experience informs our ongoing contribution to farming and rural policies, and the advice we provide the NSW Government, helping to ensure future measures reflect the real needs of farmers.

Find out more at our loans and grants webpages.

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How the RAA helped Tim and Katrina future-proof their farm business

Using a Farm Innovation Fund loan (now the Drought Infrastructure Fund), Tim and Katrina were able to overcome climate and weather-related challenges and future-proof their operation by installing a world-first, retractable-roof greenhouse to protect their avocado trees. As a result, they’ve been able to produce higher quality fruit and have significantly reduced irrigation water usage.

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