2019 northern pastoral season

Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - 8:50am

Support services

Assistance for primary producers in Western Australia experiencing hardship

Service

Contact information

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Visit the Rural Financial Counselling Service online to find out more or free call 1800 612 004

Farm Household Allowance

Visit the Farm Household Allowance webpage to find out more or call the Rural Financial Counselling Service on (free call) 1800 612 004 for assistance in applying

 

Regional Men’s Health Initiative

Visit the  Regional Men’s Health Initiative online or call the team on (08) 9690 2277 for assistance

 

Farm Debt Mediation Scheme

Visit the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme webpage to find out more or free call 1800 198 231

National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

To find out how to apply visit the Department of Water Rebate Scheme webpage or for more information call 1800 780 300 or email ruralwater@dwer.wa.gov.au

Regional Investment Corporation

Visit the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) webpage to find out more about loans for farms and related businesses who need financial help and / or are drought affected. Free call RIC on 1800 198 231

Beyond Blue
 

The Beyond Blue Support Service offers 24/7 confidential telephone support, counselling and referrals from trained mental health professionals phone 1300 224 636

Virtual psychologist 
 

The Virtual psychologist is a free service available 24/7 to any farmer, offering qualified and experienced counselling via chat, email or phone 1300 665 234 or text 0488 807 266

National drought hub website

FarmHub connects Australian farmers with services and support information in one easy-to-use website

Other support service information

Visit Western Australia’s rural health, financial and information services support directory

 

More information

For queries or information relating to cattle management during the season, please contact the department’s offices at Broome on +61 (0)8 9194 1400 or Kununurra on +61 (0)8 9166 4000.

Alternatively, contact one of the following officers direct:

Department contacts

Contact

Details

Trevor Price
Manager
Northern Beef Development
 

Broome office
27 Hunter Street, Broome WA  6725
t +61 (0)8 9194 1441
m +61 (0)437 826 003
e Trevor.price@dpird.wa.gov.au

Stephanie Coombes
Development Officer
Northern Beef Development - Pilbara
 

Broome office
27 Hunter Street, Broome WA  6725
t +61 (0)8 9194 1430 
m +61 (0)436 616 219
e Stephanie.coombes@dpird.wa.gov.au

Matthew Fletcher
Development Officer
Land and Water Assessment
Kimberley
 

Kununurra office
Durack Drive, Kununurra WA  6743
t +61 (0)8 9166 4044
m +61 428 637 710
e matthew.fletcher@dpird.wa.gov.au

Kath Ryan
Development Officer
Land and Water Assessment
Kimberley and Pilbara
 

Kununurra office
Durack Drive, Kununurra WA  6743
t +61 (0)8 9166 4044
kath.ryan@dpird.wa.gov.au  

Contact information

Trevor Price
+61 (0)8 9194 1441
Stephanie Coombes
+61 (0)8 9194 1430
Matthew Fletcher
+61 (0)8 9166 4019
Kath Ryan
+61 (0)8 9166 4015