Drought support

Drought Support across the region

A number of support services have been made available to families and businesses in the region facing hardship due to the drought. The PIRSA website includes details about the South Australian Family and Business (FaB) Support Program as well as providing resources on health, wellbeing, finance, technical advice, and grants. PIRSA Drought Support Services


The Family and Business (FaB) Support Officers for the region are John White, Anne Collins and Ross Sawers. They are available for landholders in the region to contact them to discuss the various drought support options available.

To be connected with a drought FaBS mentor, you can contact the PIRSA Recovery team:

PIRSA.drought@sa.gov.au

1800 931 314

Or call a mentor directly

  • John White 0447 787 436
  • Anne Collins 0427 486 115
  • Ross Sawers 0417 119 547    

PIRSA has compiled a number of resources to support pastoralists in the current conditions, including the Drought Support brochure, which is an easy reference guide to available support. It can be downloaded at:Drought Support Resource Brochure


Those who have questions about their circumstances or animal health or welfare can contact PIRSA on the dedicated 24-hour Drought Hotline, which has been established to assist farmers, farming families and regional businesses in drought affected communities.

PIRSA 24-hour drought hotline - 1800 931 314

PIRSA.drought@sa.gov.au


The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme will soon reopen for South Australian drought affected primary producers. 

New guidelines and application form are currently being finalised and will be made available as soon as possible. For more information contact PIRSA on 1800 931 314.


The Federal Government has information on the drought and rural support services on offer here:


More Information

PIRSA 1800 931 314