Farmers and agribusinesses

Farmers and agribusinesses across the country are being directly impacted by one of the toughest droughts we’ve ever seen. If you’re a farmer or an agribusiness in a drought declared area, some of these services may provide some help and support.

CommBank support

  • Financial Difficulty: If the unexpected happens, and you’re behind in payments, we have guidance and support in place to help. Visit our Financial Difficulty page, or if you’re a business customer with a Relationship Manager you can contact them directly. Find out more.
  • Drought Assistance Package: Our Drought Assistance Package is available for regional customers who are affected by drought, and includes other measures such as access to short term, confidential telephone counselling service. Find out more. 

Other support services

  • When you are in need of some extra support, there are various government and community services that might be able to help you depending on your needs. See available services.
  • Rural Financial Counselling Service: A nationwide government initiative that is available to assist farmers and small businesses in regional communities experiencing financial hardship. Visit Rural Financial Counselling Service.
  • FarmHub: FarmHub connects Australian farmers with services and support during tough times, such as drought. It is a national database which contains a consolidation of resources helpful to those impacted by drought and natural disasters. Visit FarmHub for a full list of drought assistance programs available in your state. Visit FarmHub.

Regional businesses

Regional businesses are at the heart of regional communities, and many are feeling the knock-on effect of drought impacting their business, staff and families. Below are some support measures that may be available to you if you’re a regional business in a drought declared community. 

CommBank support

  • Financial Difficulty: If the unexpected happens, and you’re behind in payments, we have guidance and support in place to help. Head to our Financial Difficulty page, or if you’re a business customer with a Relationship Manager you can contact them directly. Find out more.

Other support services

  • Rural Financial Counselling Service: A nationwide government initiative that is available to assist farmers and small businesses in regional communities experiencing financial hardship. Visit Rural Financial Counselling Service.

Support for communities

Do you live in a drought declared community? There are also support measures available to you and your family.

CommBank support

  • Benefits Finder: Available in the NetBank app, Benefits Finder will help you find benefits, rebates and concessions you may be eligible to claim by answering four simple questions. Visit Benefits Finder.
  • Financial Difficulty: If the unexpected happens, and you’re behind in payments, we have guidance and support in place to help. Head to our Financial Difficulty page, or if you’re a business customer with a Relationship Manager you can contact them directly. Find out more.

Other support services: 

  • When you are in need of some extra support, there are various government and community services that might be able to help you depending on your needs. See available services.

We are here to help

If you have any further questions, or are experiencing financial difficulty, we are here to help.

Call 13 3095 between 8am - 9pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 2pm Saturday (Sydney time). Write to us at PO Box 790 Parramatta NSW 2124.