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Drought Community Support Initiative

Drought Community Support Initiative


We are temporarily not accepting new applications to enable us to process the large number of applications received.

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 received as quickly as we can.

Please revisit the website for further updates.

Click the link below to see if your Local Government Area is covered by St Vincent de Paul Society. At this stage they are still accepting applications. 

View the list of eligible LGAs.

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 or farm supplier/contractor 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 assistance you may be required to submit a valid form of I.D.

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