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The Federal Government has asked St Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army to participate in distributing funds as part of the Drought Community Support Initiative to receive a one-off payment if you are experiencing hardship in a drought affected area.

You need to be over 18 years of age, be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and live or work in an eligible Local Government Area (LGA).

There are specific local government areas that are officially drought declared and the identified areas that St Vincent de Paul Society can assist is:

  • Great Southern (Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet)
  • Donnybrook-Balingup
  • Bridgetown-Greenbushes
  • Nannup
  • Bruce Rock
  • Narrabeen
  • Kellerberrin
  • Esperance
  • Ravensthorpe

For more information on drought declared areas or to apply for a one-off payment up to $3,000 funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 visit www.vinnies.org.au/droughthelp.

The online application process is quick and easy or you can call 1300 846 643.