Farm Household Allowance

Income support payment for farmers experiencing financial hardship.


Find more information at:
 

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/assistance/farm-household-allowance/farm-household-allowance


Apply online at:  
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/farm-household-allowance​


See this section as well for other possible allowances:
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/payments-rural-and-remote-australians  


call    132 316

Centrelink Mobile Service Centre have finished their rounds of the Northern Dairy area.

The message from our visit to Centrelink was mostly DON'T self-assess for assistance. You might miss something that could make a difference as to whether you are eligible or not.

You can call the Hotline on 132 316 for help with this and a lot of other services.

Look Over the Farm Gate
Victorian Government funding to deliver grants of $1500 to community groups to run social events that being neighbours and community together in off farm activities. Extended due to current dairy industry crisis

1300 882 833
www.lookoverthefarmgate.com.au
Back to Work Scheme: Employers can receive up to $5000 when they hire someone from a farm household affected by the current dairy crisis. This has been extended to cover dairy farmers and retrenched dairy farm employees
Phone 13 21 61 or vic.gov.au/backtowork

Government Assistance

Australian Government Farmer Assistance Hotline: Phone 132 316.
Rural Financial Counselling Services SEE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DROP DOWN MENU ON THIS SITE FOR INDIVIDUAL OFFICE CONTACT NUMBERS  
http://www.nvfrd.com/financial-assistance

General enquiries: 1800 686 175 (toll free)

  

  • North West RFCS: 1300 769 489

  • North East RCFS: 1300 834 775

  • Eastern RFCS: (03) 5662 2566

  • Western RFCS: 1300 735 578



This is a FREE service that can visit you to help Assist with:

Identify financial/business options
Negotiate with your lender
Help you access the Farm Household Allowance
Information on other services and schemes
Referrals to accountants, agricultural advisers, and educational services
Succession planning, family mediation, personal, social and emotional counselling.
www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/assistance/assistancerural-financial-counselling-service



 

Farm Debt Mediation     136 186

Compulsory Scheme for banks and other creditors to offer mediation to farmers before commencing debt recovery proceedings on farm mortgages

email: farm.debt@ecodev.vic.gov.au

www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/drought

(this says drought but the assistance is the same for the current dairy crisis)

 

  TACTICS FOR TIGHT TIMES

Programs & information for dairy farmers amnd service providers, including resources and tools to support key decision making on-farm
Includes a range of initiatives and workshops through:
Dairy Australia 03 9694 3777
West VicDairy 03 5557 1000
Murray Dairy 03 5833 5312
GippsDairy 03 5624 3900

www.dairyaustralia.com.au


Also some good videos on their you tube channel

www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCBp26UIQkyRHKcctfHYCQ






 

VFF/UDV

"At the UDV Desk"
Up do date info on loans, website and legal.
including info for sharefarmers


http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4feeba6aa4fafc755c50e9c2a&id=50eb173566&e=14785b98fb
 
ASIC website
https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/

Information on ways to manage your money and tools to help decide if a course of action is right for your circumstances.

Newstart
Financial help if you are looking for work or participating in an approved activities that may increase your chances of finding employment.
Over 22 but under retirement age.
Conditions apply
Via Dept of Human Services
www.humanservices.gov.au


 

Centrelink Mobile Service Centre schedule

 
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