Emergency Drought Relief Package

The NSW Government has announced a $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package to help farmers manage the effects of the current drought.


Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

From 14 January 2019, drought-affected farmers will be able to claim up to 25% on new farm water infrastructure costs.

Drought Transport Subsidies

From 06 August 2018 farmers will be able to access transport subsidies under the Emergency Drought Relief Package.

Drought Assistance Fund

Interest free loans of up to $50,000 are available to eligible primary producers to assist in implementing systems and management practices that enhance the sustainability of their enterprise.

Animal Welfare Transport Subsidy

Claim a 50% subsidy up to $20,000 on the permanent transfer of stock off a farm. New online claim form now available.

Transport of Donated Fodder

100% of the cost of transporting donated fodder is available to transport providers associated with community groups


A one-stop online destination for primary producers preparing for and managing drought conditions.

Farm Innovation Fund

A package to assist primary producers identify and address risks to their farming enterprise and meet changes to seasonal conditions.

Forest Industries Innovation Fund

From 1 October 2018, applications will be available to assist applicants to adopt new technology and innovative practices to better address the changing demands of the future forest industry

Natural Disaster Assistance

Assistance for primary producers & small businesses affected by a declared natural disaster.

Regional Investment Corporation

From 1 July 2018, farmers will need to apply to the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) for the Commonwealth’s farm business concessional loans.

Choosing the right loan for your needs

The Authority provides a number of loans for you to choose from. The table summarises which loan product is most suitable for your needs. For more information feel free to contact us on 1800 678 593.

Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program

A program to help farmers access training and business skills.

Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program (Business Adjustment Program)

A scheme to assist the commercial fishing industry in NSW to manage restructure impacts.

Farm debt mediation

Provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.

Case Studies

Read how vital financial assistance has helped farmers prepare their properties.

RAA Snapshot 2016-17

NSW RAA partners with rural communities to provide the information, tools and assistance for growth, productivity and sustainability.

Gas Community Benefits Fund

A scheme to share the benefits of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) production with the local communities where the gas is extracted.

Appeal process

An independent appeal process if an application for assistance has been refused.