Drought Assistance in South Australia

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Up to $3,000 per household is available to farmers, farm workers or farm suppliers/contractors who are struggling financially because of the drought.

Payments can help cover expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy and utility bills, health and medical expenses.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be currently living in an eligible drought affected area in South Australia
  • Be over 18
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Live/work in a specified Local Government Area (LGA)
  • Have not already received DCSI – Round 2 assistance since 19 November 2019 (only one payment per household) 

Around the country and in South Australia St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army are working to deliver these assistance packages. Please apply or contact the provider in your area.

Vinnies: Barossa, Berri, Barmera, Ceduna, Claire, Gilbert Valleys, Cleve, Copper Coast, Flinders Rangers, Franklin Harbour, Goyder, Kangaroo Island, Kimba, Light, Loxton, Wakerie, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo, Carrieton, Port Pirie City and District, Renmark, Paringa, Southern Mallee, Streaky Bay, Tatiara, The Coorong, Unincorporated Far North SA, Wakefield, Wudinna, Yorke Peninsula.

The Salvation Army: Alexandrina, Karoonda East Murray, Mid Murray, Murray Bridge, Peterborough,


Last updated 9 July, 2020