Drought Information


The Federation Council area is currently identified as drought affected by the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

As a consequence Council has been approved to apply for $1 million funding through the Drought Communities Programme – Extension grant to support local infrastructure and other drought relief projects.

Council is currently finalising the application and will provide the list of 15 projects as soon as the application is submitted.

Drought Assistance

Both the NSW and Federal Governments have a range of drought information through their respective websites.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries have a Drought Hub, which provides information, resources and tools focusing on

  • Available Drought Assistance
  • Drought Impact Maps.
  • Seasonal Updates.
  • Managing During Drought.
  • Drought News and Media.
  • Water Resources During Drought.
  • Animal Welfare During Drought.
  • Wellbeing.
  • Assistance Near You.


The NSW Small Business Commissioner website provides a range of information, resources and tools.

There are a range of fact sheets available including the drought support fact sheet which outlines available support.

Access the Fact Sheets

The Federal Department of Agriculture have a Drought and Rural Support Webpage, which also has a range of helpful information. This includes information on;

  • The Farm Household Allowance
  • Rural Financial Counsellors
  • Wellbeing
  • The Drought Community Support Initiative
  • The Regional Investment Corporation
  • Tax Deductions
  • Climate and Weather
  • Pest and Weed Management
  • Water