Victorian Rural Landholder Grant

This program is now closed.

The Rural Landholder Grant provides up to $25,000 for eligible primary producers that have a smaller-scale Primary Production Enterprise and do not qualify for the Primary Producer Recovery Grant. The grant supports clean-up and recovery costs.

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 Rural Landholder Grant has a two tired payment structure:

  • Tier 1: An initial up-front amount of up to $5,000 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 $20,000 can be accessed on the provision of evidence of payment (tax invoices and official receipts).

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:

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

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

For businesses that are not eligible for the Primary Producer Recovery Grant or the Rural Landholder Grant, you may be eligible for small business assistance. Visit to view the support available.