Apple Recovery Grants NSW

These grants provide apple growers impacted by the 2019 bushfires with matched funding to help them re-establish or repair damaged apple orchards.


What do you get?

Matched funding of up to $120,000 per hectare of apple orchard.

Who is this for?

New South Wales apple growers.


Funding is available to assist apple growers, whose orchards were damaged by the 2019 bushfires, with the re-establishment or repair of their apple orchards.

Eligible activities include:

  • replacement of apple trees of any variety
  • repair or replacement of damaged irrigation infrastructure
  • repair or replacement of damaged poles, trellises and netting
  • costs directly associated with clean-up of damaged infrastructure and other site preparation

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must meet the following conditions:

  • be an apple grower who is a primary producer
  • be a property owner, share-farmer or lessee of an apple farm
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) that was active at the time of the eligible disaster
  • your property was within a DRFA disaster activated area for Category C clean up and recovery grants for the 2019 bushfires
  • have had apple orchards that suffered direct damage by bushfires since August 2019
  • have beenĀ in active production immediately prior to the fires
  • be able to match the funding sought, dollar for dollar (including cash, in-kind, loans or costs already expended on eligible activities)

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Bushfire Recovery Grants for Apple Growers.

Matched funding for New South Wales apple growers impacted by the 2019 bushfires