The Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) is an Australian Government funded project that provides a one-off payment to farmers, farm workers and farm suppliers/contractors affected by the drought and living in an eligible Local Government Area (LGA).

DCSI Round 2 is a second round of funding being provided by the Commonwealth Government under this initiative. In this round, there is $45,000,000 of funding to be distributed to eligible households, through payments of $3,000. Vinnies and The Salvation Army have been asked to distribute the funds.

On 20 March 2020, the Australian Government announced $15,000,000 of funding to be allocated towards an additional 52 LGAs that are now eligible to receive DCSI Round 2 support. These LGAs will be able to access this funding via our online form as of the 23 March 2020.