Any primary producers and small related agriculture business owners who are experiencing financial difficulties or who have concerns about the financial impacts of the continuing dry season can contact the 'Rural Financial Counselling Service'.
This service provides free confidential and impartial business support and information.
On December 10, the State Government announced increased funding for this service, which is funded by both State and Federal Government.
The increased support will help Rural Business Support to assist small rural and regional businesses and increase its rural financial counselling services to meet growing demand.
The Rural Financial Counselling Service is also able to provide support in the application process for:
- Farm Household Allowance
- Farm Management Deposits.
- Regional Investment Corporation Loans
- Farm Debt Mediation
In South Australia, the program is delivered through Rural Business Support. You can contact Rural Business Support by calling 1800 836 211 (Freecall).
Rural Business Support offices are located in:
- Murray Bridge
- Port Lincoln
Rural Business Support
Phone: 1800 836 211
Website: Rural Business Support
South Australian Guide for Drought Assistance (), which explains what funding and assistance is available for South Australian farmers.