Drought support

Drought Support across the region

A number of support services have been made available to families and businesses in the region facing hardship due to the drought. The PIRSA website includes details about the South Australian Family and Business (FaB) Support Program as well as providing resources on health, wellbeing, finance, technical advice, and grants. PIRSA Drought Support Services

The Family and Business (FaB) Support Officer for the region is John White, and is available for landholders in the region to contact him to discuss the various drought support options available:

John White

0447 787 436


PIRSA has compiled a number of resources to support pastoralists in the current conditions, including the Drought Support brochure, which is an easy reference guide to available support. It can be downloaded at:Drought Support Resource Brochure

Those who have questions about their circumstances or animal health or welfare can contact PIRSA on the dedicated 24-hour Drought Hotline, which has been established to assist farmers, farming families and regional businesses in drought affected communities.

24-hour hotline - 1800 255 556


The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme has been increased to 50 per cent or up to $50,000 and is available for drought affected farmers in South Australia who invest in new on-farm water infrastructure. Check the website link On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate for eligibility. 

The Federal Government has information on the drought and rural support services on offer here:

More Information

PIRSA 1800 255 556

John White 0447 787 436