Victorian Primary Producer Flood Recovery Grant

This program is now closed.

The Primary Producer Flood Recovery Grant is a payment of up to $75,000 to primary producers directly affected by the floods and storms which commenced in October 2022 to help them clean up, re-establish their properties, and get their businesses up and running again.

This grant covers activities like the removal and disposal of debris and injured or dead livestock, replacing or repairing essential equipment, fixing and replacing fencing, buying fodder, water and water storage, salvaging damaged crops, grain or feed, and hiring or purchasing materials to clean up a property or equipment.

The Primary Producer Recovery Grant has a two tired payment structure:

  • Tier 1: An initial up-front amount of up to $25,000 is available to applicants on the provision of evidence of direct damage and an outline of expected recovery costs. Tax invoices and/or receipts are not required to be supplied as part of the application. However, applicants must keep evidence of payment to verify expenditure of funding.
  • Tier 2: A subsequent amount of up to $50,000 can be accessed on the provision of evidence of payment (tax invoices and official receipts). This evidence of payment must also include any amounts claimed under the initial (Tier 1) claim if not already provided. To assist with the lodgement and management of the tax invoices and official receipts, a payment record is provided in the related documents section for your use.

Note: This grant replaces the $10,000 Primary Producer Clean-Up and Relief Grant. Applications that have already been submitted for the Primary Producer Flood Clean-Up and Relief Grant will continue to be processed. Producers who have received the $10,000 grant will need to complete a new application form for the $75,000 Flood Recovery Grant to receive additional funding, however they will not need to supply all the information again.

How do I apply?

Please read the Program Guidelines to ensure that your business is eligible before completing an Application Form. To avoid any delay in the processing of your application, please ensure you have provided all the information and documentation required with your completed application.

Applications must be submitted by 4pm on 13 July 2023. For Tier 2 payments, applicants have up to 10 months after 13 July 2023 to make claims with full evidence of payment (tax invoices and official receipts) required to be submitted by 31 May 2024.

Applications can be submitted by email or post to Rural Finance:

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Post: Rural Finance, PO Box 1313, Bendigo Central 3552

Please contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 if you have any questions.

Need help understanding this information or filling in your application?

Free and confidential assistance is available to primary producers via the Rural Financial Counselling Service. To find your local Rural Financial Counsellor, call 1300 771 741.

For primary production enterprises that do not qualify for the Primary Producer Recovery Grant, you may be eligible for the Rural Landholder Grant.