The State Government has announced a Drought Support Program which aims to assist primary producers facing hardship by providing access to a rebate on local council rates. The State Government is funding and managing this scheme and all enquiries are to be made to the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).
The rebate is open to all eligible South Australian drought affected primary producers approved for Farm Household Allowance and will offer a 50% rebate (or maximum $7,500) on council rates.
Eligible applicants can apply to PIRSA for the rebate for each of the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years and must provide evidence that council rates have been paid (either for the quarter or for the entire financial year).
Enquiries can be directed to PIRSA:
Phone: 1800 931 314
Information regarding the Drought Support Program, including the South Australian Council Rebate Scheme and other financial assistance initiatives, can be found at the PIRSA website.