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Local Land Services: Funding available for natural resource management projects on farm

Drought Hub

Rural Assistance Authority

Drought Angels

Drought Assistance Fund NSW

Rural Aid  – see flyer

Buy a Bale

Regional Investment Corporation

Skills Training for Drought Affected Farmers and Businesses

The NSW Government is subsidising skills training for farmers and regional businesses impacted by the drought and looking to transition into new or updated career opportunities.

Visit Training Services NSW for further details.


The Drought Hub website is a central source of information for NSW Government drought assistance and support services for drought affected primary producers, their families and communities.

Hunter New England Local Health District Farm Gate Support Program – Contact Peer Worker/Farmgate Support Program , Justine Clark, on 02 6739 0285 or email

Farm Household Allowance

Legal Aid NSW

Telstra Adversity Financial Hardship Program

Optus Financial Hardship Program

Tenterfield Shire Council Rates Hardship Policy

Drought Psychologist

The Drought Psychologist, based in Armidale, offers free support to individuals, couples and families impacted by drought throughout Rural Hunter New England. Stress, loss and uncertainty can make it difficult to cope, and talking these things through can often help. Fully confidential discussions can be undertaken by phone, Skype, or by a visit to home or farm.

Contact Julian on 6776 9905 or 0407 215 750, or email More information is available in brochure and referral form


RBS Drought Communities Small Business Support Program

Service NSW Business Concierge

Business Connect

Training Services NSW

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)

Health & Wellbeing

Emergency Services – 000

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Your Local GP

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511

Mensline – 1300 789 978

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Hunter/New England Healthwise

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program

Are You Bogged Mate?

National Debt Helpline – 1800 007 007

Wesley Financial Counselling Services – 1300 827 638

You Got This Mate