Preparing for, and managing during times of dry conditions

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The dry conditions we’re currently experiencing across Northern Victoria are forecast to continue for some time.

The Victorian Government, along with other key agencies are supporting farmers across the state to prepare and respond.

The below information and links are provided to help you prepare and manage during times of dry conditions.

Agriculture Victoria is coordinating a state-wide approach, and has developed a dedicated online directory of “dry” specific information:

  • Preparing your farm for drought
  • Managing Resources in drought
  • Weather and climate
  • Animal health in drought
  • Financial support
  • Health and social welfare
  • Business support

More information and resources are available at the Agriculture Victoria website.

Support services

If you are a GMW customer and are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us on 1800 013 357 to discuss your circumstances and what support might be available to you. More information is available on our Payment Assistance page.

If you are a GMW customer and require domestic and stock water, please contact your local Customer Service Manager or Diversions Inspector to investigate options and arrange supply.

Rural Financial Counselling Service – Full list or counsellor locations, names and phone numbers.

Financial Support Programs – Agriculture Victoria has compiled a list of financial support programs and grants available.

Personal and family support

Mental health support

Call the Agriculture Victoria Line on 136 186.

If you need immediate assistance with your mental health and wellbeing, contact Lifeline on 13 11 44.

If you need emergency assistance, contact 000.

Additional support:

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