Grants and funding

Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks

The Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program in NSW provides practical support for landholders to protect valuable ecological sites and improve native fish habitat across the northern Basin.

Other eligible activities under the program include off-stream stock watering points, control of exotic woody weeds, minor erosion control works, revegetation and river re-snagging to protect native fish and contribute to a healthier river system.

Funding is available for eligible landholders, community groups and Aboriginal land managers to implement on-ground projects.

NSW Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program Target River Reaches.


Round two expressions of interests for Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks are now open. Expressions of interest close on 26 August 2022.

Read the guidelines and submit an EOI.

Special Disaster Grants following 2021 floods

The NSW and Australian Governments have announced the availability of Special Disaster Grants (SDG) of up to $50,000 to support eligible primary producers impacted by the severe weather and flooding that has occurred in NSW during November and December 2021.

SDG assistance is now available to 48 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Visit the RAA’s Declared Natural Disasters webpage for a full list of eligible LGAs.

Primary Producers

The Special Disaster Grants of up to $50,000 for eligible primary producers are designed to help pay for immediate clean-up and repairs to infrastructure.

Applications for the Special Disaster Grant are open until 16 June 2022

Primary producers are encouraged not to self-assess and to apply for the scheme so the RAA can determine your eligibility.

Please visit the RAA Special Disaster Grants webpage to access the program guidelines and for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact the NSW RAA either by calling 1800 678 593 or online at

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