Council, the NSW and Federal Governments have a number of ways to help residents affected by disasters.
The Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website allows people affected by events that are declared as disasters to find information on recovery assistance and funding to to support and help with disaster recovery costs.
DROUGHT ASSISTANCE IN THE INVERELL SHIRE
Individuals, families, farms, and communities in Inverell Shire can access a range of national, state and local drought support services.
Initiatives established to help farmers and their families can be found on the Australian Government’s DroughtHub website.
The Drought Psychologist, based in Armidale, offers free support to individuals, couples and families impacted by drought throughout our region. Stress, loss and uncertainty can make it difficult to cope, and talking these things through can often help. Fully confidential discussions can be undertaken by phone, Skype or by a visit to your home or farm.
NSW MOUSE CONTROL REBATE
Residents, small business owners and primary producers who have purchased mouse baits, traps, repellents or cleaning materials from 1 February 2021 to combat the mouse plague, may claim the NSW mouse control rebate.
Eligible households may apply for rebates up to $500.
Eligible small businesses and primary producers may apply for rebates up to $1,000.
Applications will close on 27 September 2021, or when funds near their allocation. Visit Service NSW for more information.
Last modified: 27-Aug-2021