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With ongoing dry seasonal conditions further targeted support has been made available to eligible Victorian farm businesses.

The package includes:

On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
Australian Government rebates of up to $25,000 (GST exclusive) or 25% of the cost associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure that addresses animal welfare needs and improves resilience to drought.

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Continuation of the On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants Program

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible farm businesses in Central and East Gippsland and Northern and North West Victoria. The farm business is required to match the grant value with a dollar for dollar co-contribution.
- Grants are for infrastructure only – farm labour cannot be claimed
- Quotes must be obtained for proposed infrastructure
- Infrastructure works cannot commence prior to grant approval.

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Farm Business Assistance Program providing targeted support in Central and East Gippsland and for eligible dairy farmers in Northern Victoria

- Farm Household Allowance (FHA) recipients and young farmers in Central and East Gippsland will receive $3,500
- Remaining commercial farms in Central and East Gippsland will receive $2,500
- For North and North West Victoria, $2,500 is available to FHA recipients and/or young farmers.

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Improving access to emergency water supply points

Please follow the LInk to Agriculture Victoria for further information and to Rural Finance for program guidelines and application forms.

AgVic - further information

Call 1300 834 775 to find out what assistance we may be able to provide you, or make an appointment with one of our experienced Rural Financial Counsellors.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria - North East.

102 Hume Street

Wodonga VIC 3689

PHONE: 1300 834 775


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