Agriculture recovery

Financial support

The Victorian Government is supporting primary producers across Victoria affected by the devastating floods to get back in business, with a package of support to help kickstart their relief and recovery effort.

The Program includes:

Find out more via the Rural Finance website


Livestock & pasture

Anyone with urgent animal welfare issues should contact Agriculture Victoria on 1800 226 226.

Information for farmers who are concerned that their paddocks, pastures or animals have been impacted by floodwater can be found on the Agriculture Victoria website



Rural Financial Counselling Service

The RFCS provides free financial counselling to farmers and small businesses who are in, or at risk of, financial hardship.

Rural Financial Counselling Service remains available for farmers seeking support and can be contacted on 1300 771 741

National Centre for Farmer Health

The mental health of Victorian farming families affected by recent flooding and the prolonged wet spring is a prime focus of the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH).

As part of its dedicated flood recovery response, the NCFH is providing tailored mental health support through the delivery of initiatives:

  • A supportive online community through the #BuildingFarmSpirit social media campaign
  • Free access to online psychology support, delivered by farmer health trained psychologists
  • Support for community events providing social connection and mental health promotion opportunities for farmers, farm workers, farm families and farming communities
  • Distribution of mental health resources and support information
  • Practical training to support trusted advisors working with farmers experiencing challenging times

The social media campaign, #BuildingFarmSpirit will encourage Victorian flood-affected farmers and farming families to share stories of how they are maintaining their wellbeing during this challenging time.

This sharing of information, farmer-to-farmer, will provide the inspiration needed to take the necessary action to recover from the floods.

The NCFH has a suite of printed and online resources available or by contacting the National Centre for Farmer Health on 5551 8533

NCFH-flood-recovery-response-to-build-farm-spirit.pdf(PDF, 222KB)