The Australian Government supports farm families and farm businesses in managing and recovering from periods of hardship, including drought, and assists them in preparedness and future planning.

An outline of the various types of support available is provided in the listed documents below. You are strongly encouraged not to self-assess your eligibility for any support measures, but to find out more using the contact details provided.


Farm Household Allowance

Available by following the link: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/farm-household-allowance


Other Drought Assistance Information

Agforce Drought Assistance Contact List (Dec 2014)
Bright Banking
Country Callback Information
Drought Support Program - Centacare
Online Claiming Instructions
Support for Farmers and Rural Communities


Country Callback

Country Callback is a 24/7 telephone support service for drought affected and isolated communities within rural Queensland. The service offers targeted emotional support to rural Queenslanders and the ability to call you back for additional support and check-ins. 
The service is available to people experiencing personal, social, financial and emotional difficulties as a result of the rural hardship. The Country Callback service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

This confidential service provides: 

  • Information, advice and referral 
  • Counselling support for individuals and families experiencing personal, social, financial and emotional difficulties.
  • Debriefing / supervision support for staff and volunteers. 

This service has been established by Uniting Care Community.

Callback Fact Sheet


Drought Assistance