Rural Landholders Grant NSW

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


Closes in 48 days

Closing date: 28 Jan 2022

What do you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

NSW rural landholders in eligible LGAs.


Funding is available to storm and flood-affected rural landholders 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).

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • hold property of at least 10 hectares in size
  • not receive the majority of your income from primary production
  • be in a LGA declared as a natural disaster as part of the NSW storms and floods that occurred from 19 February 2021 onwards or from 10 March 2021 onwards
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • earn at least $20,000 per annum from primary production
  • earn no more than $180,000 from gross off-farm income
  • not have gross off farm assets exceeding $5 million (excluding superannuation)
  • be able to demonstrate costs and proof of payment for clean-up activities, losses or damages from the disaster.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Rural Landholders Grant.