The impact of the ongoing flood crisis throughout Victoria will be felt by many communities well after the waters recede.
Financial burden, feelings of stress, anxiety and loss can be overwhelming during times of crisis. We know how difficult it can be to know when or how to reach out for help but we are always here looking out for people just like you. And it’s as easy as a making a phone call.
Our Rural Financial Counsellors (RFCs) and Wellbeing Counsellors (WBCs) are on the ground, working in local communities alongside farmers and small business owners. They live in the area and understand local conditions. Most importantly, they care for rural communities.
We can arrange to meet with you on the farm, at your business or another convenient location.
Government Flood Grants are now closed for flood events that occurred from October 2022 to January 2023. We know that repurcussions from the floods are still being felt, however, and we are still available to help those affected by the disaster. Our financial counsellors can help you identify options, negotiate with insurers and much more to help you get back on your feet.
Find out more about Rural Financial Support here.
Find out more about Small Business Support here.
Times of crisis can be overwhelming. The impact can be felt immediately and for months after the event has passed. Everyone is affected differently.
Planning and decision-making can be difficult, especially when life has a number of distractions and disruptions. Focusing on your wellbeing is just as important as finding solutions to practical and financial problems. It will assist in a holistic recovery and make you stronger than you ever thought possible.
Our wellbeing team work alongside our rural and small business financial counsellors to ensure that your state of mind receives as much attention as your bank balance. The wellbeing team has been established specifically for small business owners, farmers and their families.
Support is Free and Confidential. Find out more about our Wellbeing service here.
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RFCS Victoria West acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country.
We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise the continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
A member of the national RFCS Network
Funded by the Australian Government and the Victoria State Government