Drought: We are with you

As the devastating drought continues, Vinnies are doing what we have always done – providing a hand up to people in need.

If you are a farmer, farmworker or farm supplier/contractor who is doing it tough because of the drought you may be entitled to receive a one-off payment of $3,000 through the Federal Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI). You need to be over 18 years of age and need to live or work in one of the 122 eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs). 

Vinnies and the Salvation Army are delivering the DCSI, and the eligible LGAs have been divided between the two organisations. You can find out which organisation is providing assistance in your LGA by clicking here. 

You can find out more about the DCSI and other Vinnies drought assistance by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you would like to support communities affected by the drought you can make a donation to the Vinnies Drought Appeal.