Mouse plague financial assistance - Rural Aid - Supporting Rural Communities

Mouse Plague Financial Assistance

Rural Aid is offering primary producers in current mouse plague affected areas a one off $1000 pre-paid VISA card to assist during this disaster. Once we have received your completed application and we have verified you in our system, our team will review and process your application. Please note, for approved applications, the pre-paid VISA card may take up to four weeks to reach your destination depending on postal services.

Are you registered with Rural Aid?

If yes, click on the link below to complete your mouse plague financial assistance application.

If no, you MUST register with Rural Aid prior to applying for this aid. Click Here to complete your farmer registration.

You will not receive a pre-paid VISA card if you are not registered and do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Rural Aid will be accepting applications for Mouse Plague financial support from farmers currently affected or have been affected as of 1st June 2021. The mouse plague financial support will continue until the allocated funding is exhausted.

This support is offered in addition to the general financial assistance. Primary producers who have already received general financial support are eligible to receive this payment if they meet the eligibility criteria.


“I wanted to take the time to write to sincerely thank you for your drought assistance. The gift cards that you sent were very much appreciated. As we are about to go into 8 years of drought with minimal to no useful rain in the past 2 years, things have been extremely difficult and it is also difficult to express how much the assistance / support is appreciated. Please pass on my sincere thank you to the citizens and businesses that have contributed to Rural Aid.”

Ray Bennett

“Very much appreciated and very helpful. Cannot tell you how much this helps with trying to maintain our breeding ewes as we go into winter.”ted and very helpful. Cannot tell you how much this helps with trying to maintain our breeding ewes as we go into winter.”

Barry and Helen

“Words can’t express our gratitude for the support of ‘Rural Aid’, something we have never considered before. We have always ‘got by’, but our family suggested we apply for this. We are overwhelmed by this generosity, thanks again.”

June and Darryl Joe Kong

“We just want to say a big thank you for the financial assistance that Rural Aid has recently given. We are extremely grateful and it certainly does make a difference.”

Sally Archibald