Key Contacts

The following page aims to provide you with information and references of relevant services that may be able to assist with financial counselling, social welfare or technical advice.

It is important that people do not rush into making decisions without getting the right advice from the right people.

Equally, it is important that people keep talking with family and business partners along with key advisors including:

Financial Advisers
Milk Factory Representatives / Field Officers

If you would like recommendations for farm consultants, please contact Murray Dairy and they can provide relevant contact details for consultants in the region.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments has announced a range of drought support programs for farm families and farm businesses experiencing the impacts of dry conditions.

View the Drought Support factsheet.

If people are having financial difficulties, they can contact:

Rural Financial Counselling

Rural Financial Counsellors are employed by a regionally based independent Board to provide support for farming families and small business. They are trained to help you identify the best possible option for your future and help you achieve it. Locally managed, the services provide independent financial assessment for farming families and small rural businesses faced with difficult decisions.

Please visit Rural Financial Counselling to find your nearest branch.


Delivering a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.

Visit: Centrelink

During tough times it is important that people look after their health and well-being. Below is a list of health services that can assist them. 

National Centre for Farmer Health 

The National Centre for Farmer Health provides leadership in research, education, information and service delivery to improve health, wellbeing and safety for farmers and farm workers. 

Visit: National Centre for Farmer Health

Australia's Mens Shed Association

The Australian Men’s Sheds Association is an organization that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.

Visit: Australia's Mens Shed Association

Reach Out Australia

Reach Out provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health.

Visit: Reach Out Australia

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue promotes good mental health. They listen and respond. They have people available 24/7 to assist you.

Call: 1300 22 4636
Visit: Beyond Blue

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.

Call: 1300 364 277
Visit: Relationships Australia


Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. 

Call: 1800 650 890
Visit: Headspace