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Drought Directory

Rural Financial Counselling Service

The Rural Financial Counselling Service program is a free service for farmers experiencing financial hardship.

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Phone: 02 6884 7841

Website: Rural Financial Counselling Service

Rural Aid

Rural Aid provides support to drought, flood and fire affected rural communities.

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Phone: 1300 327 624

Website: Rural Aid

DroughtHub

Details and links to the wide range of measures being delivered by the NSW Government to support farmers impacted by drought conditions.

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Phone: 02 6391 3100

Website: DroughtHub

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program

RAMHP has 14 Coordinators based across NSW who inform, educate and connect individuals, communities and workplaces with services and programs

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Phone: 02 6363 8444

Website: The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program

Reach Out

Are you feeling stressed, worried or upset about the drought?

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Email: 8Nxfpubbyf@ernpubhg.pbz
Website: Reach Out

Headspace

Online and telephone support services can help by providing instant access to support.

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Phone: 02 9193 8000

Email: r0Furnqfcnprnfusvryq@arjubevmbaf.arg.nh
Website: Headspace

Virtual Psychologist

This service offers 24/7 psychological support to drought affected farmers in remote areas via sms, email, phone, online chat.

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Email: hg9nqzva@iveghnycflpubybtvfg.pbz.nh
Website: Virtual Psychologist

Are You Bogged Mate?

Are you bogged mate? is all about helping country blokes talk about mental health and suicide while spreading awareness about depression in the bush.

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Email: q8enqzva@zlozc.pbz.nh
Website: Are You Bogged Mate?

ifarmwell

Our mission is to equip farmers with new tools so they have more time and energy to focus on the things that make them happy.

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Email: jAmfhccbeg@vsnezjryy.pbz.nh
Website: ifarmwell

Farm Hosuehold Allowance - Australian Government

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Talk to a rural financial counsellor. It is a free service.

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Phone: 02 6274 7483
Phone: 0439 011 739.​

Email: PL7vasb@espfivpar.bet.nh
Website: Farm Hosuehold Allowance - Australian Government

Salvation Army

Drought community support initiative Supporting families and communities affected by drought.

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Phone: 1300 551 030

Website: Salvation Army

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

CRRMH (NSW) is an organisation that is committed to improving the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of rural and remote residents.

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Phone: (02) 6363 8471

Email: Dlowbpryla.wbuafgba@arjpnfgyr.rqh.nh
Website: Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

Queensland Mental Health access line

This is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders.

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Phone: 1300 642255

Email: XoGlbhgu@pflj.dyq.tbi.nh
Website: Queensland Mental Health access line

Country Call Back

Country Callback is a 24/7 telephone support service for drought affected and isolated communities in rural Australia.

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Phone: 1800 54 33 54

Email: jBRpbhagelpnyyonpx@hppbzzhavgl.bet.nh
Website: Country Call Back

Royal Flying Doctors

Drought Wellbeing Service. This program offers counselling and support to people living and working in areas impacted by drought

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Phone: 0438 324 226

Email: 4pUvasbqjf@esqfdyq.pbz.nh
Website: Royal Flying Doctors

Western Australia - Rurallink

Mental health telephone service for people in rural communities of Western Australia.

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Phone: 1800 552 002

Email: K2afffznc@zup.jn.tbi.nh
Website: Western Australia - Rurallink

Victorian Government Assistance

The VIC Government provides a number of programs to help. Check out the financial support available as well as family and personal support.

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Phone: 136 186

Website: Victorian Government Assistance

Rural Alive & Well (RAW) Tasmania

We provide outreach support to rural Tasmania, as well as working with the community to undertake well-being initiatives.

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Phone: 1300 4357 6283

Email: 16Nnqzva@enjgnf.pbz.nh
Website: Rural Alive & Well (RAW) Tasmania

Mobile Service Centres (Australian Government)

Our staff travel in Mobile Services Centres to rural and regional areas to help people with our services and payments.

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Phone: 132 316

Website: Mobile Service Centres (Australian Government)

Primary Health Networks

Primary Health Networks partner directly with general practitioners, etc.

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Phone: 1800 020 103

Website: Primary Health Networks

Regional Investment Corporation

Australian Government Farm investment loans. For farm businesses in Australia.

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Phone: 1300 834 775

Website: Regional Investment Corporation

Farm management deposits scheme

Australian Government The scheme is a risk-management tool to help primary producers deal with uneven cash flows

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Phone: 13 28 65

Website: Farm management deposits scheme

Accelerated depreciation for fodder and water infrastructure

Accelerated depreciation arrangements are available to help farmers prepare for drought, assist with their cash flow and encourage on-farm investment

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Phone: 13 28 65

Website: Accelerated depreciation for fodder and water infrastructure

Australian Taxation Office advice

The ATO is providing tailored assistance to drought-affected communities to help you manage your tax affairs and obligations

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Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Drought-affected livestock farmers in NSW can claim up to 25 per cent on new farm water infrastructure costs

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Tactics for Tight Times

The program provides support to dairy farmers by way of 1-on1 business support, workshops, discussion group activities and various on-farm days.

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Phone: 1300 834 775

Website: Tactics for Tight Times

Queensland Government

Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme (DRECS)

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Phone: 13 43 87

Website: Queensland Government

Queensland Government.

Drought Relief Assistance Scheme QLD

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Phone: 132523

Website: Queensland Government.

Queensland Country Womens Association

QCWA offer this type of support to the women and their families suffering in this drought, an uncontrollable element of their daily lives.

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Phone: 07 3026 1220

Website: Queensland Country Womens Association

Country Womens Association of NSW Drought Aid

Assistance to help household expenses for drought affected families .

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Phone: 02 8337 0210

Website: Country Womens Association of NSW Drought Aid

Country Womens Association of Western Australia Drought Aid

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis as long as the need exists and the funds are available.

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Phone: 08 9321 6041

Website: Country Womens Association of Western Australia Drought Aid

NOTE: Every effort has been made to ensure the content is current and accurate with checks sent to the agencies regularly, but some information may be incorrect due to reasons beyond our control.

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