2019 Drought Information


If you or someone you know would like to understand the services and programs offered within the Murraylands Region, the following site may be interest.

PIRSA – Grants and Assistance https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/drought_support

PIRSA have appointed Barb Cowey Barbara-ann.Cowey@sa.gov.au,  M: 0488 951 790 as a localised drought support person.

Barb’s role includes:

  • Implementation of local supports
  • Ensuring the regional needs are met through state policy
  • Source localised solution
  • Coordinate and understand regional intelligence
  • Provide drought response updates to local regional groups
    • Councils
    • NRM
    • Local service industries
    • Local business associations
    • Work across all levels of Government to provide seamless supports
    • Talk with local business and farming groups to link into service provision

Farm and Business Mentors (FaB mentors) https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/drought_support/family_and_business_support_program

We have 3 Farm and Business Mentors within the Murraylands who provide support to anyone in the region who are looking for support and act as a conduit to all services – Local, State and Commonwealth.

  • Call the 24-hotline 1800 255 556 or email: PIRSA.Recovery@sa.gov.au
  • Murray Mallee and Upper North
    Robyn Cain: 0411 633 085
  • Murray Mallee
    John Chase: 0419 848 672
  • Murray Mallee and Pastoral
    Brent Fletcher: 0439 409 430

Connecting with People Program – State Government is providing training through the Connecting with People program that is open to everyone in the Region who also acts as an incidental Counsellor.     Further information can be obtained from Barb Cowey

Rural Business Support Program - http://www.ruralbusinesssupport.org.au/ - 1800 836 211

Provides also expanding services constantly to meet the needs of business and farming communities these services have included business financial literacy training, commonwealth assistance programs and one on one support

Federal Grant Assistance Information


St Vincent de Paul Society - Drought Relief SA