Emergency Response in Primary Industries Grant SA

The Primary Producer Bushfire Recovery Grant provides bushfire-affected primary producers in eligible local government areas with funding to help with clean-up and immediate restoration costs.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $75,000.

Who is this for?

Primary producers in the local government areas of the Adelaide Hills, Coorong, Kangaroo Island, Kingston, Mid Murray, Murray Bridge, Mount Barker, Southern Mallee District and Yorke Peninsula.


Farmers, fishers, private foresters and beekeepers affected by the recent bushfires in South Australia can apply for funding to go towards clean-up and restoration work.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • equipment and materials used in clean-ups
  • additional labour costs
  • disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock
  • repairs to buildings, fencing, plant and equipment and horticultural netting
  • salvaging or harvesting damaged crops (including damage caused by smoke, ash or soot)
  • assessing, treating and maintaining livestock, poultry and aquaculture species
  • buying fodder, grain and feed
  • apiary recovery
  • purchasing or hiring equipment used to immediately resume business
  • replacing essential water used for firefighting
  • water cartage
  • safety inspections

Funding cannot be used to repair damage:

  • to residential properties
  • covered under existing insurance policies

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a primary producer and have suffered direct damage from a bushfire disaster in 2019/20
  • be located in an eligible local government area
  • earn more than 50% of your income from primary production and/or production of goods from your produce (e.g. wine)
  • spend part of your labour on primary production
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • have been carrying on your business at the time of the fires
  • intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise

Applicants that don't earn more than 50% of their income from primary production may be eligible if they meet certain criteria.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Emergency Response in Primary Industries Grant.