Strathbogie Shire Council

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Drought Assistance

We appreciate the hardship faced by our local farmers, and farmers right across Australia caused by the current dry conditions.

There are grants and support programs out there to help you during these difficult times.

On Friday 27 September 2019, the Australian Government announced that Strathbogie Shire Council has been selected as one of thirteen additional Councils to be included in the Drought Communities Programme Extension. This makes us eligible to apply for up to $1Million in funding for a drought infrastructure project for the economic benefit of our region.

Additionally, the Drought Community Support Initiative was announced, in the form of a new support package by delivering nearly $100 million to drought-hit communities. The categories of funding that can be obtained via the community outreach program include:

  • Rural Financial Counsellors
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Wellbeing 
  • Pest and Weed Management
  • Water Infrastructure
  • Regional Investment Corporation
  • Drought Communities Program
  • Climate and weather
  • Tax Deductions

For Mr Damian Drum MP, Member for Nicolls' Media release click here.

To access these services, and to apply for a grant, go to

To find out more about the announcement, click here

Click here for a list of grants and support services 

Visit Agriculture Victoria's website for more information

Learn more about climate conditions 

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