Dry Times Resources
PIRSA have developed a dry times website with key information and links to documents with a range of information on livestock and crop management options and strategies, tools, information, and advice that is available, support services, and key contacts. Read more
The Council of RDCs and the RDC community have also prepared support information for the agricultural sector during the drought. Read more
Your health is of prime importance and assistance can be found through the following:
- Lifeline Australia 13 11 14 and www.lifeline.org.au
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 and www.beyondblue.org.au
- Aussie Helpers 0488 807 266 www.aussiehelpers.org.au/aussie-helpers-farmer-aid/
- The Ripple Effect www.therippleeffect.com.au
- Rural Aid www.ruralaid.org.au
- ifarmwell www.ifarmwell.com.au
There is a range of support services at both federal and state/territory levels. The links are:
- Centrelink – farm household allowance
- Rural Financial Counselling Service or call 1800 836 211
Rural Business Support (RBS) delivers the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Supported by the Australian Government and Governments of SA and NT, the RFCS is a free, independent and confidential financial counselling service for eligible clients. Their programs and services are developed to inspire primary producers and small rural business owners to take action to improve their financial position and to manage change, risk and business challenges. Qualified Financial Counsellors can talk with you about your goals and plans for your business, discuss risk management and other strategies you may have, assess the options which may be available and help to make action plans to work towards business goals.
RBS can help you with understanding your financial position, future projections and scenarios, exploring financial assistance options, preparing for succession planning, negotiating with lenders, planning for family meetings and referrals to other support including accountants, agricultural advisors, education, or counselling
This service is available to primary producers, fishing enterprises, forest growers and harvesters, and small rural-related business owners who are experiencing financial hardship, or at risk of, financial hardship.
- Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
- Vinnies Australia
Information on livestock management in dry seasonal conditions:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
During September, with PIRSA and with funding from the Australian Government’s Primary Health Network, Livestock SA ran seven shearing shed discussions for livestock producers in some of the areas most affected by the drought in the last three years.
The sessions were designed to draw on farmers’ knowledge and experiences in managing the tough conditions, the support from industry experts, planning and management while in drought, planning for recovery and managing well being.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The PIRSA Drought Response brochure is the South Australian guide for drought assistance.
The brochure includes various programs and services available in SA, the drought assistance they provide and the costs associated with the program or service.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Dry seasonal conditions need to be planned for, and carefully managed for the sustainability of woolgrowing enterprises, the industry and the environment.
AWI has a range of drought planning, management and recovery resources available for woolgrowers going into, enduring and recovering from drought.
Dry Times News & Events
Media Release Dry Times30/1/2020
Water infrastructure grants available to drought affected producersDrought affected farmers have the opportunity to access up to $50,000 to help with the...
Media Release Dry Times16/10/2018
Government of SA – Family and Business Support program rolls out in drought-affected regionsEight Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper...
Media Release Dry Times10/10/2018
Aussie Wool supports drought affected woolgrowersAussie Wool is supporting drought affected woolgrowers, by offering them a package of free wool...
Media Release Dry Times26/9/2018
PIRSA – State Government rolls out support program to drought affected regionsSouth Australian farmers and their families impacted by the dry conditions will be provided assistance...
Column Dry Times29/6/2017
Producers urged to feed for ‘dry times’Rainfall has been scarce across much of South Australia to-date, with many regions awaiting more...
Column Dry Times2/6/2015
Infrastructure upgrades help stations manage drought, stockHAMILTON Station is situated 110 kilometres north‐west of Oodnadatta and its annual rainfall is about...
Column Dry Times24/4/2015
Livestock, finance and drought – can you plan ahead?Livestock commodity prices have continued to provide some optimism for producers among variable seasonal conditions...
Media Release Dry Times26/2/2014