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Dry times quick guide

Dry Conditions Help Guide current at 1 Feb 2014

Wellbeing

Lifeline

P - 13 11 14

https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat

Beyond Blue

P - 1300 22 4636

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program

http://www.crrmh.com.au/ramhp/Get-Support/get-immediate-help.html

Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

http://www.enable.health.nsw.gov.au/iptaas

Carers NSW

P: 1800 242 636

Headspace - Support & advice for 12-25yr olds

http://www.headspace.org.au/

Black Dog Institute

P: 02 9382 4530

http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

Rural Support Workers - NSW DPI

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/services/community/support-workers/guide

John Hamilton - Orange

P: 02 6391 3792

Dick Kearins - Goulburn

P: 02 4828 6600; M: 0427 781 514

Danny Byrnes - Hay

P: 02 6990 1873; M: 0400 374 258

Sue Freebairn - Coonabarabran

P: 6741 8336; M: 0477 358 588

Financial

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Catriona Atkins - Cowra

P: 02 6341 1244; M: 0427 935 823

Don Jamieson Orange

P: 02 6361 1117; M: 0439 193 357

Liz Brown - Mudgee

 P: 02 6372 6660; M: 0427 726 660

John Jones - Dubbo

P: 02 6884 2275; M: 04 2743 9481

Robert Muffet - Forbes                             

P: 02 6852 3837            M: 0458 523 837                            

Patrick Crowe- Parkes

P: 02 6862 1646; M: 0488 304 590

Beverly Houterman - Crookwell

P: 02 4832 0070; M: 0448 409 495

Rural Assistance Authority

http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/home

Concessional Loans Scheme. Loans of up to 50% of the total eligible debt.

http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/farm-finance-package

Farm Innovation Fund

Low interest loans are available for projects. Contact NSW RAA (02) 6391 3000

Farm Debt Mediation

Provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes. http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/fdm

Australian Tax Office

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/agriculture-food/drought/assistance/tax-relief

ATO Tax Relief

Can allow more time and arrange instalments to pay tax debts without interest charges.

Forced disposal or death of livestock

Elect to spread profit from the forced disposal or death of livestock over 5 years or defer profit to offset the cost of replacement stock.

Double Wool Clips

Income of two wool clips in one year because of drought, fire or flood, then tax relief available.

Insurance Recoveries

Can be spread in equal instalments over 5 years.

Water Facilities

Deductions for decline in value of water facility (3 yrs).

Landcare Operations

Can claim a deduction for capital expenditure in the year it is incurred.

DAFF

Transitional Farm Family Payment FAQs

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/agriculture-food/drought/assistance/tffp/faq

To apply, print and complete form:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/forms/resources/su638-1307en.pdf

Regional Assistance Advisory Committee

FAQ's on Seasonal Conditions Reports

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/emergency/seasonal-conditions/faqs

Animal Welfare, Nutrition and Water

Serious welfare concerns, contact your LLS Vet: Allan Taylor - Molong

P: 02 63 66 8505; M: 0428 710 002

Central Tablelands LLS Stock Nutrition

Brett Littler - Mudgee

P: 02 6372 4044; M: 0427 007 398

Central West LLS Stock Nutrition

Dave Trengove - Forbes

P: 02 6851 9500; M: 0419 985 878

Animal Welfare Transport Subsidy

http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/499434/Scheme-Information-and-Guidelines-Transport-Subsidy-for-Animal-Welfare.pdf

Applying for a water use or water supply work approval

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/Water-licensing/Approvals/Water-supply-work-and-use-approvals/Water-supply-work-and-use-approvals/default.aspx

Pastures and Forage planning

Feed testing: 1800 675 623

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/aboutus/services/das/feed-quality-service

Central Tablelands - Pastures

Clare Edwards - Mudgee

P: 02 6372 4044; M: 0428 435 615

Phil Cranney - Cowra

P:02 6341 9322; M: 0458 745 478

Central Tablelands LLS Officer – Irrigation

Casey Proctor -Cowra

P: 6341 9318;M: 0429 110 072