Disaster Relief and Support
If your orchard has been impacted by a disaster there are many resources to aid in recovery. You may be eligible for disaster relief assistance and support from the government, this page will provide the links and information required to take action.
|Life threatening emergencies, including bushfires||Dial 000|
|NSW State Emergency Service (SES)||For emergency help in floods and storms call 132 500|
|Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline
(only activated during significant emergency responses)
|1800 814 647|
|Local Land Services office (LLS)||1300 795 299|
Information on Available grants
List of links provided to receive disaster assistance
National Emergency Management Agency
New South Wales Government
To speak to someone from Service NSW call: 137788
To apply for disaster relief grant:
Rural Assistance Authority
Grants of up to $75,000 for flood affected primary producers to help pay for the costs of clean up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures associated with the immediate recovery of your primary production enterprise.
Disaster relief loans, urgent loans are available at a concessional interest rate to eligible businesses affected by declared natural disasters.
Resources for Recovery
NSW Government – Service NSW
For further information on eligibility for assistance, fill out the short survey provided – https://disasterassistance.service.nsw.gov.au/
Department of Primary Industries
Cleaning up after a flood – https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/flood-resources/after-a-flood/cleaning-up-after-a-flood/
NSW Small Business Commissioner
Get back to business guide with information on disaster recovery steps to take – https://www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/resources/get-back-business-guide-recovering-disaster
National Recovery and Resilience Agency
Assistance reviewing your financial situation, identifying the right assistance, helping with applications, re-evaluating business goals and developing a recovery plan – https://nema.gov.au/get-support/rural-financial-counselling-service
Resources for Mental Health Support
Resources for anyone adversely impacted by natural disasters – https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/business/manage-and-grow/mental-health-support
There is 24/7 help and mental health support available on the following numbers:
If life is in danger, call Triple Zero (000).
Flood Recovery Officer Contacts
Recovery Officers are a single point of contact, providing information and referrals to support you on your recovery journey.
Recovery Officers can help you:
- prepare grant applications
- find the right technical advice
- access workshops and information on key recovery topics
- connect with industry experts
- navigate government systems and regulations to resolve complex issues involving multiple agencies
- link to a wide range of personal, business and financial services
For a list of Flood Recovery officer contacts please follow this link.
Contact DPI on general enquiry line 0448 077 684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.