Victoria Flood and Storm Response - 2022/2023
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
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.
Federal Government Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short-term income payment for business owners (if receiving a wage from your business) and their staff whose income has been affected by the Victorian October 2022 Floods. The maximum duration of this payment is 13 weeks.
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is a lump sum payment
to help people seriously affected by the Victorian Floods in October 2022.
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.
Emergency re-establishment assistance – The Personal Hardship Assistance Program assists people
experiencing financial hardship in meeting their relief needs
The program includes emergency relief payments and re-establishment payments.
Vic Emergency – Relief & Recovery | Victorian Flood Recovery Hotline 1800 560 760
Help is available to navigate available support, clean up, temporary accommodation and mental health support.
Agriculture Victoria – Animal Health Hotline: 1800 226 226
Farmers who have been impacted by floods and require assistance
or have urgent animal welfare needs
Small Biz Victoria Hotline: 13 22 15
Assistance for Mental Wellbeing
24 Hour Crisis Support
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Translation / Interpretation Services – Phone: 13 14 50
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.