Drought Community Support Initiative
The Salvation Army is working together with St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver the Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) for eligible drought-affected households.
If you're a farmer, farm worker, farm supplier/contractor, abattoir worker or sale yard worker who is struggling financially because of the drought, you may be entitled to receive a one-off payment of up to $3,000 funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 (DCSI).
To be eligible you'll need to be over 18, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and live/work in a specified Local Government Area (LGA).
Payments can cover numerous expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy & utility bills, health & medical expenses, for example.
Please note that assistance might be provided by either The Salvation Army or Vinnies, depending on your Local Government Area (LGA). The list of eligble LGAs and which organisation you should approach can be found here. Upon completion of your application for financial
If you have any questions ahead of filling out an online application, you can call the Drought Community Support team on 1300 551 030
The drought assistance team is currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries. If you have already applied, we ask that you please refrain from contacting us to check on the status of your application. We are working to process all applications as quickly as we can.
Please be advised that by submitting your details you will be giving consent for the information you have provided to be recorded by The Salvation Army in order to provide you with the services requested.