Rural Aid’s assistance for primary producers includes:
Rural Aid provides a one-off $1000 payment to farmers to assist them with bills and living expenses. Complete a simple online application form
Pre-Paid Visa Cards
Rural Aid can also provide pre-paid Visa cards to eligible farmers for use in their local communities.
Rural Aid offers free, confidential wellbeing counselling to registered farmers. Rural Aid counsellors are available to conduct their meetings with farmers ‘on-farm.’ They also offer phone counselling sessions. Rural Aid counsellors can have casual chats about farmers’ overall wellbeing or provide professional advice to help farmers navigate a crisis.
Rural Aid sources and delivers fodder for primary producers when there is a localised need for assistance.
Rural Aid coordinates domestic water deliveries to assist farmers in need of household water.
Farm Army Volunteers
Rural Aid offers a job-posting platform called Farm Army that connects volunteers with farmers who need an extra set of hands.
Rural Aid runs a series of Live Chats where rural ‘community builders’ share knowledge of the ways their region is thriving.
Rural Aid can also help with specific support measures to meet primary producers’ individual needs. These are measured on a case-by-case basis.
What information will you need to receive assistance with Rural Aid?
- Primary Producer Declaration (within the last 12 months)
- Current ABN in your name
- Current PIC Number (where applicable) in your name