Rural Aid assistance for bill payment
Rural Aid is offering primary producers in QLD drought-affected areas (or flood-affected North Queensland) a one-off $1,500 towards bill payment.
To receive this assistance you must already be registered with Rural Aid and have completed a Farmer Registration form. (Click here if you need to register.)
If you apply for funding and are not registered with Rural Aid it will delay the payment process.
Once they have received your application and verified you in their system, Rural Aid will review and process all approved applications within 14 working days.
Importantly, you must be in a drought-declared/affected area, be deemed to be a primary producer and have a current ABN. Your payment will not be paid if you don’t meet the criteria. This one-off payment is capped at $1,500 and an application for less than $1,500 will see the balance value forfeited.
Primary Producer Declaration
If your accountant is writing a primary producer declaration for you, please ensure it has the letterhead and contact details. Or, if your accountant is using a Declaration of Eligibility for a Registration Concession form or any other form, please make sure that it has your and your accountant’s signature on it with the current date.