On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants

The Victorian Government has now established the On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grants.

Grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are available to eligible farm businesses. Eligible farm businesses are required to provide at least dollar for dollar matching funding co-contribution.

The program is now available to eligible farm businesses in the following Local Government Areas:

Wellington

East Gippsland

Swan Hill

Gannawarra

Loddon

Campaspe

Greater Bendigo

Greater Shepparton

Moira

Strathbogie

Benalla

Wangaratta

Wodonga

Indigo

Alpine

Towong

Mildura

Hindmarsh

Yarriambiack

Buloke

Horsham

Northern Grampians

The grants will assist farm businesses implement on-farm infrastructure that improves drought management and preparedness.

Eligible infrastructure improvements will improve drought preparedness and better position the farm business into the future, including:

  • Items to construct a new or upgrade an existing Stock Containment Area
  • Reticulated water systems using pumps, tanks and troughs for livestock
  • Irrigation system upgrades
  • Grain and fodder storage
  • Farm monitoring technology
  • Feeding system upgrades

Grant eligibility criteria are contained in the attached guidelines.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 if further assistance is required.

Victorian Government Support

Agriculture Victoria is offering optional information and workshops to support grant recipients make the most of their infrastructure investments.

For more information about this and other drought support being provided by the Victorian Government contact Agriculture Victoria on 136 186 or visit http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons