Various information sources are listed on the Agriculture Victoria website to help farmers, horticulturists and animal owners recover from floods.
For information on Victorian and Australian government assistance and services, such as counselling, financial advice and assistance, business advice and support, see Emergency Relief and Recovery Victoria.
●For more information on animal welfare or other agricultural advice, phone us on 136186.
●The farm recovery after flood link is http://go.vic.gov.au/At2gxH
Dairy support and advice
The Victorian dairy industry has been experiencing challenging economic and seasonal conditions.
Agriculture Victoria is working with a number of organisations to support dairy farmers through this tough period.
A reminder about Dairy Farmer Central, a place where you can find all the latest dairy support information.
The website contains information on a variety of programs, including;
●Dairy Australia’s Tactic for Tight Times and Taking Stock programs, which provide specialist one-to-one farm business support; and
●The Rural Financial Counselling Service, which provides free financial counselling to farmers experiencing financial hardship.
Increased support is also focusing on ensuring the health and wellbeing of farmers and communities, including through:
●The Look Over the Farm Gate program, which is providing extra community wellbeing workshops and community events;
●Mental Health First Aid Training, which is giving the community valuable information about mental health issues and where to get help for themselves, their friends or family;
●Lifeline on 131114; and
●Beyond Blue on 1300224636.
●Find out more at Dairy Farmer Central http://www.dairyfarmercent