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

DairySA

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

www.australiandairyfarmers.com.au/south-australiandairyfarmers-association

Financial information

Financial Assistance

Rural Business Support

Free and impartial financial planning and review service for primary producers.

Tel: 08 8364 2577 or 1800 836 211

www.ruralbusinesssupport.org.au

Rural Call Centre

Help for farmers and their families experiencing financial hardship.

Tel: 13 23 16

Rural Financial Services PIRSA

Concessional loans

1800 875 675

PIRSA Grants and Assistance

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/drought_support/family_and_business_support_program

Centrelink

Assistance and support with Centrelink payments

Tel: 132 307

www.centrelink.gov.au

Personal and Family Support

Beyond Blue

Information and support for mental health issues.

Tel: 1300 224 636

www.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline

Crisis support.

Tel: 131 114

www.lifeline.org.au

MIND Australia Mental Health

Mental health information and referral details.

Tel: 1300 286 463

www.mindaustralia.org.au

Rural and remote mental health services

Providing in-patient care and distance support for country people.

Tel: 1300 515 951

Creating mentally healthy workplaces

Heads Up

Better mental health in the workplace - www.headsup.org.au

ifarmwell

www.ifarmwell.com.au

Free professional counselling for regional South Australia

https://saregionalaccess.org.au/

1300 032 186

Drought support

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


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