Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2

The Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) Round 2 is Federal Government funded grant to provide immediate financial assistance of up to $3000 to farmers, farm workers, or farm suppliers/contractors including sale yard and abattoir workers who have been financially impacted by drought. 

To be eligible you must be:

  • 18 years old or older
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Living and/or working in an eligible Local Government Area (click here to check if your area is eligible)

Payments may cover numerous expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy & utility bills, health & medical expenses, for example. The benefit is limited to one per household up to a maximum cash payment of $3000. 

Not all impacts of the drought are the same. Some drought-affected communities have had rainfall, others haven't. Recovery is ongoing. Whatever your situation, we understand it takes time to bounce back.

Contact our Drought Relief team today to find out if you are eligible, or to apply over the phone call 1300 846 643 or apply online. 


Apply Online Today

or call us on 1300 846 643


Please note that assistance might be provided by either The Salvation Army or Vinnies, depending on your Local Government Area (LGA). 

This an Australian Government initiative. Vinnies is assisting to distribute the funds. Round 2 funding of the DCSI has been open since 19 November 2019 and will continue until December 2020. You can only receive payment once during this period.

For more information go our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Delivered on behalf of the Australian Government