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Vale Ken Slatter

 It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of our good friend and colleague, Ken Slatter – a long serving Rural Financial Counsellor in Victoria.  Please find following a link that will be updated with funeral details:…

Mallee Irrigation Incentives Program - now open

The 2019/2020 round of Victorian Mallee Irrigation Incentives are now open to irrigators in the Mallee CMA region. Incentives are available for systems checks, irrigation and drainage management plans, scheduling equipment and systems upgrades. Full…

MOBILE SERVICE CENTRE VISITING KYNETON : FEB 21

  The Mobile Service Centre will be in Kyneton on Thursday 21st February. On board, Centrelink staff can assist with Centrelink and Medicare payments and services. Our Rural Financial Counsellors wont be joining the bus this trip…

CHANGES TO THE FARM HOUSEHOLD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION

Changes have been made to the Farm Household Allowance application. Senior Rural Financial Counsellor Co-ordinator Stephanie Ferdelja says these changes have made a real difference to the application process by reducing the number of questions…

More changes to Farm Household Allowance

Recent changes to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) temporarily increase the farm assets test and provide lump sum payments. • If you already receive FHA you will automatically receive the lump sum payments • If you want to apply for…

Farm Household Allowance

The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) is an Australian Government payment available to farming families facing financial difficulty. It’s a bit similar to some of the government’s other payments like Newstart and is a fortnightly payment for…

Changes to Farm Household Allowance

On Wednesday 1st August 2018, changes to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will come into effect, meaning eligible farmers can now receive FHA for a total of four years. For those currently receiving FHA, you don’t have to do anything…