Coonamble Drought-Buster Dollars is an initiative of various local charities ensuring that drought-affected people get the help they need while still keeping money circulating through our businesses. If your income has been affected by this drought or you know someone who has, financial support is available. All you need to do is complete a nomination form or contact one of the people below.
Drought Buster-Dollars can be spent in any business with an ABN in the Coonamble Shire.
Amanda Glasson - DPI Rural Resilience Officer - 0438 082 731
Tracey Harvey - Coonamble Rotary Club - 0427 484 180
Anita Murray - Coonamble Chambers of Commerce - 0428 221 001
If you would like to make a generous donation please use the bank details below - thank you!
Account Name: Coonamble Shire Council Drought Busters
Account Number: 10124936
On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
Drought affected primary producers, property owners, share farmers and lease holders working in the grazing industry will be able to apply for rebates for on-farm water infrastructure expenses. NSW applications open 14 January 2019 and close 20 June 2021.
Find out more information on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website
Find out if you are eligible and apply online on the Rural Assistance Authority website
Find the FAQs here
During this difficult period of drought, residents and businesses of Coonamble can access support through government and non-government agencies. These are listed below;
Lifeline - 13 11 14
24/7 confidential telephone line for crisis support
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
24/7 telephone line for anyone affected by suicide
NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
24/7 telephone line providing advice and referral
Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - 1800 250 015
24/7 confidential telephone line providing advice, referral and support
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