Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements provide funding to primary producers to help them recover from an eligible declared disaster.
Application detail:

Applications must be made within 6 months of a declared natural disaster.

What do you get?

Funding varies on a case-by-case basis.

Who is this for?

WA primary producers affected by an eligible declared natural disaster.


The WA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements provides needs-based funding to help primary producers with the cost of disaster recovery.

Funding may be used for:

  • obtaining professional advice directly relating to addressing issues arising from the natural disaster
  • freight costs of transporting livestock, fodder or water, and building or fencing equipment or machinery
  • the restoration or rebuilding of fencing, including the cost of materials when the fencing has been deliberately dismantled or damaged due to counter disaster operations or where the roaming of livestock presents a public safety risk
  • other needs-based measures specific to the disaster type

Funding is not intended to compensate for any losses suffered where adequate insurance could have been obtained and is only available when applicants can adequately demonstrate they have exhausted their own resources to recover from a disaster event.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • operate a commercial scale farming, pastoral, horticultural or fishing business and be affected by a declared national disaster
  • have been operating for at least 1 year
  • be registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a primary producer
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • either own the farm land or hold a current minimum 5 year written agreement to sharefarm or lease the property for the purpose of primary production OR own and operate under a fishing licence or have a 3 year lease of a fishing licence
  • devote a minimum of 75% of your labour to the affected primary production enterprise
  • confirm that your business usually generates at least 50% of its total income from the affected enterprise

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Apply for the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.

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