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NSW DroughtHub is a one-stop online destination for information and support available to primary producers to prepare for and manage drought.

Drought Ready and Resilient Fund

The Drought Ready and Resilient Fund is an initiative designed to bolster the resilience of NSW farmers to future adverse weather events and climatic conditions, such as drought.

Through the Drought Ready and Resilient Fund, eligible primary producers will be able to access a low interest loan up to $250,000 to help prepare for, manage and recover from drought.

The loan can be used for products, activities and services relating to animal welfare, farm preparedness, income diversification, environmental improvements as well as training and business development.

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Tools and Support

Farm Business Resilience Program

This program is ideal for those looking to upskill and learn about risk management, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the economic, environmental, and social resilience of their business.

Drought Infrastructure Fund

The Drought Infrastructure Fund (previously known as the Farm Innovation Fund) is a long term, low interest rate loan scheme for NSW farmers for permanent on-farm infrastructure.

Managing drought, fire and flood

The newly updated Managing Drought, Fire and Flood guide provides relevant and up to date information to assist primary producers following major events, including drought.

Climate Tools

State Seasonal Update

Up-to-date information about current seasonal conditions. Find out about drought, rainfall and temperature over the past month, outlook for the coming three months or get a detailed breakdown of conditions for your region.

Combined Drought Indicator

This interactive tool provides a snapshot of current seasonal conditions for NSW, factoring in rainfall, soil moisture and modelled pasture/crop growth indices. By accounting for the effectiveness of rainfall, the CDI provides a more comprehensive indicator of drought conditions.

Farm Tracker App

The Farm Tracker App is a simple tool that can help farmers to record seasonal conditions on their property, such as conducting a crop, pasture or animal survey, keep a photo diary or monitor a paddock over many years.