PIRSA recovery hotline 1800 931 314

Financial support after a bushfire

Emergency Response in Primary Industries Grant

Bushfire-affected primary producers in South Australia can now access a grant to help with the recovery process and getting back to business.

The recovery grant can be used to help with the cost of:

  • clean-up activities
  • reinstatement activities
  • emergency measures to assist with immediate recovery of primary production enterprises.

Grants available for primary producers

The Australian Government has Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). It provides financial help in the form of grants to states and territories.

Eligible primary producers can now access grants of up to $75,000. Applicants who have previously applied for a grant may apply for additional amounts up to the maximum $75,000.

Before you apply

Before you start your application, please read the grant guidelines (PDF 327.5 KB) to know the latest information.

Applications are open to primary producers in local government areas of:

  • Adelaide Hills
  • Coorong
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Kingston
  • Murray Bridge
  • Mount Barker
  • Mid Murray
  • Southern Mallee
  • Yorke Peninsula.

Applying for a recovery grant

Download and complete the Bushfire recovery grant application form (DOCX 79.5 KB).

Applications must be submitted together with all supporting documentation by 31 July 2020.

Submit your application via 1 of the following ways:




Bushfire Recovery Grant
PIRSA – Rural Solutions SA
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001

Postmark cannot be later than 5.00pm (ACST) 31 July 2020.

Visiting a PIRSA office

Level 14, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

155 Main North Road, Clare

1801 Bookpurnong Road, Loxton

Murray Bridge
Bremer Road, Murray Bridge

Kangaroo Island
Shop 7, The Mall
56 Dauncey Street, Kingscote

Parndana Bushfire Recovery Centre
Community Health Centre
12 Jubilee Avenue

571 Research Road, Nuriootpa

Mount Gambier
7–9 Krummel Street, Mount Gambier

74 Struan House Road, Struan

Lobethal Recovery Centre
Fabrik Arts & Heritage Building
1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal

Concessional loans

The South Australian Financing Authority is administering concessional loans of up to $500,000.

South Australian primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by the recent South Australian bushfires may apply.

Visit business.sa.gov.au for the eligibility criteria and application form.

More Information

For information on small business grants and concessional loans for businesses recovering from bushfire, please visit business.sa.gov.au.

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