The District Council of Cleve was officially declared a drought affected region in South Australia. Below is a list of organisations and links to websites that provide valuable information and assistance for farmers and businesses affected by the current and ongoing drought conditions.

https://farmhub.org.au

This is the one stop shop for a good list of most of the financial/mental health services available for assistance to those that need it. Farmhub provides links to major stakeholders that provide financial assistance as well as listing well-being assistance.

https://www.ruralbusinesssupport.org.au

This is where you go for your access to a Rural Financial Counsellor.  A Counsellor is your starting point to access services available and is also your contact for any help regarding your financial situation in general.  Contact the Rural Business Support team for help with the Centrelink Farm Household Allowance application and CWA Emergency Aid Funding.

https://www.ruralaid.org.au

Your contact for support including water, hay, financial and counselling assistance to help farmers during drought conditions. This includes the successful Buy A Bale campaign.

https://pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/drought_support

Contact PIRSA for details and application forms for the Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme, advice for land and stock management during drought conditions, Council Rebate scheme applications and well-being programs.

https://www.ric.gov.au/farm-investment

RIC is a Federal Government backed finance provider for farmers and farm related small businesses. RIC provide advice and loans to eligible farm businesses.

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/farm-household-allowance

Access the Centrelink website for all the details regarding the Farm Household Allowance.  This is a payment for farming families who are in financial hardship.  This website will assist you in your eligibility criteria.


Angela Harris is Council's Drought Support Officer

and can be contacted through the Council Office

for appointments and advice. Call the Office on

8628 2004 or email council@cleve.sa.gov.au.