2-Year interest free loans will be available for farmers and farm-dependent businesses to refinance existing bank debt or borrow for ongoing expenses, potentially saving farmers and businesses tens of thousands of dollars in interest each year.

Contact the Regional Investment Corporation for more information.

Examples of farm-dependent businesses refinancing existing debt include: harvesters, shearers, ag equipment and repair providers, stock and station agents.

The Drought Community Support Initiative’s $3000 payments can be accessed from Nov 22 through St Vincent de Paul or The Salvation Army.

To find out which charity will service your shire, click here.

Have your say on the future drought fund. The Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee is seeking your input. Have your say about how the $5B fund should operate by lodging a submission here.