Dairy farmers - GippsDairy are offering a free one-on-one session with a trained adviser through Dairy Australia’s 'Taking Stock' program. Contact Alan Cameron from GippsDairy on 5624 3900 to find out more and discuss other available services.
Current government support for farmers includes;
Farm Household Allowance (FHA), and
Concessional Loans (CL).
Both are discussed in more detail below, along with a list of Community Farmer Supporters.
FARM HOUSEHOLD ALLOWANCE BONUS
Farm Household Allowance (FHA) a Centrelink payment to assist with household expenses.
The Minister of Agriculture, David Littleproud recently announced that the FHA payments have been extended from 3 years to 4 years to help farmers cope with ongoing challenges.
In recognition of the hard times that our farmers are facing, FHA recipients will receive two lump sum payments totalling $12,000 for couples and $7,200 for singles.
If you are interested in applying for the FHA, please call us on 1300 045 747 or click here to make an appointment with a Rural Financial Counsellor.
The Regional Investment Corporation's (RIC) latest round of low-interest loans for farmers have been increased from $1 million to $2 million for both the;
Farm investment loans - to support farmers with improving the strength, resilience and profitability of their farm, and
Drought loans - supporting farmers who are recovering from drought.
To discuss options and access support to apply for these loans, please call us on 1300 045 747 or click here to make an appointment with a Rural Financial Counsellor.
Lions 'Need For Feed' - Register for assistance click here
Rural Aid(Buy a Bail campaign) - Farmers to register their information through the website and they will be contacted click here
Aussie Assist - Farmers to register their information through the website and they will be contacted click here
Half of Victoria's workplace deaths so far this year occurred on farms.
WorkSafe Head of Hazardous Industries and Industry Practice Michael Coffey said too many farm deaths were the result of one decision, often made in haste. Mr Coffey went on to say "keeping safety front of mind for each task was crucial to making farming workplaces safer." Read more