Federal Drought Community Support Initiative via Nominated Charities

Notice Contact Mr James Lang
Phone 08  8664 1139
Notice Address 94 Ayr Street, Jamestown SA 5491
Australia
Notice Email admin@nacouncil.sa.gov.au

On 26 October 2018, the Australian Government announced it would provide $30 million in much-needed support to drought-affected families through the Drought Community Support Initiative. This will provide up to $3,000 in assistance to at least 10,000 households in 81 Local Government Areas eligible under the Drought Communities Programme Extension. Northern Areas Council is one of the 81 nominated council areas.

The funding is now available for farmers, farm workers and farm suppliers/contractors facing hardship due to drought. It can be used to spend in local communities or to cover urgent bills such as food, petrol and utilities. The $3,000 per household can consist of up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers.

The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society and Rotary Australia World Community Service have been engaged to deliver the assistance. Eligible households should reach out to these organisations directly to seek financial support (details below).

The Salvation Army
24 hour hotline: 1300 551 030
Website: salvos.org.au/drought

St Vincent de Paul Society
Hotline: 13 18 12
Website: vinnies.org.au

Rotary Australia World Community Service
Website: rawcs.org.au

The program guidelines for the Drought Community Support Initiative are available at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/drought-community-support-initiative.

Principal Office

PO Box 120, 94 Ayr Street

Jamestown SA 5491

Tel: 08 8664 1139

E: admin@nacouncil.sa.gov.au

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Spalding Office

11 Main Street

Spalding SA 5454

Tel: 08 8845 2017

Tues: 10am - 2.30pm

Thurs: 9am - 5pm

Gladstone Office

14 Fifth Street

Gladstone SA 5473

Tel: 08 8662 2018

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

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