Rural Landholders Grant – 22 February Onwards NSW

The Rural Landholders Grant provides funding to help storm and flood-affected rural landholders and aquaculture farmers in eligible local government areas (LGAs) recover.
Closes in 24 days

Closing date: Friday 30 June 2023 Fri 30 Jun 2023

What do you get?

Funding of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

NSW rural landholders and aquaculture farmers in eligible LGAs.


Funding is available to storm and flood-affected rural landholders and aquaculture farmers who do not qualify for existing programs because they do not meet the 50% of income from primary production requirement.

Eligible funding claims may include:

  • hiring or leasing equipment or materials to clean premises, property or equipment
  • removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods, materials including injured or dead livestock
  • repairing or replacing fencing and/or other essential property infrastructure
  • purchasing and transporting fodder or feed for livestock
  • replacing livestock
  • replacing lost or damaged plants, salvaging crops, repairing or restoring fields
  • replacing, reconditioning or replacing essential plant or equipment
  • maintaining the health of livestock
  • paying additional wages to an employee to assist with clean-up work (above and beyond normal wage expenditure, i.e. day-to-day staffing)
  • repairing buildings (except dwellings, unless they are used for staff accommodation).

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • be normally charged rates under the Local Land Services Act 2013 on a property of at least 10 hectares in size, or
  • hold a Class A Aquaculture Permit under the Fisheries Management Act 1984 authorising aquaculture lease area of at least 1 hectare.

Applicants must also:

  • not receive the majority of their income from primary production
  • be in a LGA declared as a natural disaster approved for this program
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN)
  • earn no more than $180,000 from gross off-farm income
  • not have gross off farm assets exceeding $5 million (excluding superannuation)
  • have been active in primary production at the time of the declared natural disaster event and plan to re-establish or continue the primary production enterprise
  • be able to demonstrate costs and proof of payment for clean-up activities, losses or damages from the disaster.

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