Special Disaster Assistance (Storms & Floods) Grants NSW

The Special Disaster Assistance (Storms & Floods) Grants provide primary producers with funding to help them recover from damage caused by the storms and floods from 10 March 2021 onwards.

Close date: 16 Jan 2022.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $75,000.

Who is this for?

NSW primary producers affected by storms and floods from 10 March 2021 onwards.


Funding may be used to contribute to the costs of clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures, including:

  • 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, 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, ie. 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:

  • be a primary producer
  • derive at least 50% of your gross income from the primary production enterprise
  • contributes a part of your labour to the primary production enterprise
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • have a primary production enterprise located in the defined area for the eligible disaster that has suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster
  • have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the eligible disaster
  • intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Special Disaster Assistance (Storms & Floods) Grants.