Drought and Well-Being Support


Coonamble Drought-Buster Dollars is an initiative of various local charities ensuring that drought-affected people get the help they need while still keeping money circulating through our businesses. If your income has been affected by this drought or you know someone who has, financial support is available. All you need to do is complete a nomination form or contact one of the people below.
Drought Buster-Dollars can be spent in 
any business with an ABN in the Coonamble Shire.

Amanda Glasson DPI Rural Resilience Officer - 0438 082 731

Tracey Harvey Coonamble Rotary Club0427 484 180

Anita Murray Coonamble Chambers of Commerce - 0428 221 001 

Drought Busters - What is it?
Letter to Residents
Nomination Form   

If you would like to make a generous donation please use the bank details below - thank you!

Account Name: Coonamble Shire Council Drought Busters
BSB: 062525
Account Number: 10124936


On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Drought affected primary producers, property owners, share farmers and lease holders working in the grazing industry will be able to apply for rebates for on-farm water infrastructure expenses. NSW applications open 14 January 2019 and close 20 June 2021.

 Find out more information on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website

Find out if you are eligible and apply online on the Rural Assistance Authority website

Find the FAQs here

Drought and Rural Support



During this difficult period of drought, residents and businesses of Coonamble can access support through government and non-government agencies. These are listed below;


Lifeline - 13 11 14
24/7 confidential telephone line for crisis support

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
24/7 telephone line for anyone affected by suicide 

Rural Aid - 1300 327 624

ramhp Rural Adversity Mental Health Program - 02 6363 8444

NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
24/7 telephone line providing advice and referral

Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - 1800 250 015
24/7 confidential telephone line providing advice, referral and support

Beyondblue - 1300 22 4636

Rural Financial Counselling Service - Regional Office Dubbo - 1800 940 404

CWA Country Women's Association - (02) 8337 0200 (8am-4pm, Monday to Friday)

Local Land Services

Coonamble Rain Dance

Drought Support Team

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

headspace and eheadspace - 1800 650 890


Drought Support Services

Drought Relief Tools to Support School Communities

Drought Relief School Action Pack


Drought Hub - 1800 678 593

Rural Assistance Authority - 1800 678 593

Rural Resilience Program - 0438 082 731

Australian Government Drought Package

Drought Support - Service NSW

Cost of Living Support - Service NSW


Aussie Helpers - 1300 665 232

Buy a Bale - 1300 327 624

Drought Angels

Rapid Relief Team 

Salvation Army

Black Dog Institute

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