Victoria Flood and Storm Response - 2022/2023

The following resources are to assist in accessing services to respond to and aid in the recovery from the 2022 Flood Crisis in Victoria.

Further assistance is available from our support programs – contact AgBiz Assist on 1300 834 775 to find out how we can assist you.

23 March 2023 Hailstorm Support

23 March 2023 Hailstorm Support

The Victorian Government is supporting growers and farmers in the City of Greater Shepparton and Yarra Ranges Council local government areas affected by the 23 March 2023 hailstorm event to get back in business, with concessional loans to support their relief and recovery efforts.

A Hailstorm Primary Producer Concessional Loan of up to $250,000 to restore and replace damaged assets, and meet general expenses incurred while the clean-up is underway is available.

Financial Support for flood affected farmers

Financial support for flood-affected farmers

A support package is available for flood-affected farmers:
Primary Producer Clean-Up Relief Grants: up to $75,000 to cover the cost of recovery and get you up and running again. (This replaces the $10,000 Primary Producer Flood Clean-Up, Relief Grants announced 19th October. Primary Producers who received the $10,000 can apply for the further $65,000 Primary Producer Recovery Grant.

Rural Landholder Grants: Up to $25,000 to cover the costs of disaster impacts for small-scale producers.
Primary Producer Concessional Loans: Up to $250,000 to restore or replace damaged equipment and infrastructure, or to cover the short-term business expenses.
Primary Producer Transport Subsidies: Up to $15,000 to support the transport of emergency fodder or stock drinking water, and the movement of livestock.

Application Deadlines have been extended.


Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment

Victorian Emergency Relief Assistance Payment – The personal hardship assistance program Emergency relief assistance payments are available after a natural disaster-related emergency, to assist individuals and communities that are experiencing, or are likely to experience, hardship in meeting their relief needs as a result of an emergency. 

Animal Health Hotline

Agriculture Victoria – Animal Health Hotline: 1800 226 226

Farmers who have been impacted by floods and require assistance
or have urgent animal welfare needs


Assistance for Mental Wellbeing

Assistance for Mental Wellbeing

24 Hour Crisis Support
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Translation / Interpretation ServicesPhone: 13 14 50

Local government areas (LGAs)

For the Victoria Floods, commencing 6 October 2022 support is available in the following local government areas: Alpine, Benalla, Campaspe, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, Whittlesea, Wodonga, and one (1) Alpine Resort of Falls Creek.