The Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) is an Australian Government funded project that provides a one-off payment to farmers, farm workers and farm suppliers/contractors who have been financially impacted by drought.

DCSI Round 2 is a second round of funding being provided for immediate financial assistance of up to $3000 per eligible household, including sale yard and abattoir workers.


  • 18 years old or older
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Living and/or working in an eligible Local Government Area (LGA)

Payments may cover numerous expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy & utility bills, health & medical expenses, for example.

How to apply:

Round 2 funding is available through The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society. Each eligible LGA has been allocated to one of these agencies. Only one DCSI (Round 2) payment is allowed per household from one of the delivery organisations.

How we can help?

If you would like any further information or assistance in regards to Drought Community Support Initiative, please contact us on 1300 885 761.