Grant and Support Programs
Farmer support in SA
DairySA region-specific support information, including local support services and government assistance.
Dairy industry and community information
Support, activities and events, technical information and coordination for the SA dairy community.
Tel: 08 8766 0127
South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association
Information, support and lobbying for South Australian dairy farmers.
Tel: 08 8293 2399
Rural Business Support
Free and impartial financial planning and review service for primary producers.
Tel: 08 8364 2577 or 1800 836 211
Rural Call Centre
Help for farmers and their families experiencing financial hardship.
Tel: 13 23 16
Rural Financial Services PIRSA
1800 875 675
PIRSA Grants and Assistance
Assistance and support with Centrelink payments
Tel: 132 307
Personal and Family Support
Information and support for mental health issues.
Tel: 1300 224 636
Tel: 131 114
MIND Australia Mental Health
Mental health information and referral details.
Tel: 1300 286 463
Rural and remote mental health services
Providing in-patient care and distance support for country people.
Tel: 1300 515 951
Creating mentally healthy workplaces
Better mental health in the workplace - www.headsup.org.au
Free professional counselling for regional South Australia
1300 032 186
The South Australian Government provides services and avenues for assistance to support farm families, farm businesses and rural communities to manage the dry seasonal outlook. For more information, visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regions seasonal hardship webpage.
FaB Scout program
Provides access to advice from up to eight Family and Business (FaB) Support scouts, who are experienced mentors and business counsellors.
More info: FaB support
Agriculture, Animal Health and Welfare Hotline
Provides a dedicated 24- hour hotline for anyone who is affected by current dry conditions and has questions about their individual circumstances or concerns relating to animal health or welfare - 1800 255 556.
More info: Seasonal hardship 24 hour hotline
Crop and pasture reports
Provides farmers with bimonthly reports on the condition of crops and pastures in South Australia.
More info: Crop and Pasture Reports
Farm Debt Mediation
Enforces a mandatory mediation process before a creditor is able to foreclose on an SA farming operation.
More info: Small Business Commissioner South Australia
Legal Advice Line
Free telephone legal advice is available for preliminary information, advice and referrals.
More info: Legal Services Commission South Australia