Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC)

The Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC) administers financial support schemes for the farming sector on behalf of the State and delivers other services for the benefit of rural industry.  The RBDC Act allows the RBDC to administer any 'approved assistance scheme' - any scheme that states the purpose and nature of financial assistance, identifies the categories of persons eligible for financial assistance and is approved by both the Minister and the Treasurer.  The RBDC also provides advice to the Minister on a range of rural issues.

Support schemes

Drought Concessional Loans Scheme - open for applications

30 June 2016 - Scheme application period extended. The Drought Concessional Loans Scheme application period has been extended, the closing date for applications is now 31 October 2016.

 

12 April 2016 - Scheme now open. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce and WA Minister for Agriculture and Food Dean Nalder have announced that the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme for 2015-16 is now open in Western Australia to assist those farmers impacted by drought to access concessional interest rate loans at 3.05%.

 

1 August 2015 - Interest rate change. The Federal Minister for Agriculture announced the variable interest rate on loans delivered under the Drought Concessional Loans Scheme will fall to 3.05% from 1 August 2015. For more information on this, please view the Minister's announcement.

Farm Debt Mediation (WA) Scheme - currently open for applications

Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme - closed for applications

1 August 2015 - Interest rate change. The Federal Minister for Agriculture announced the variable interest rate on loans delivered under the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme will fall to 3.55% from 1 August 2015. For more information on this, please view the Minister's announcement.

Contact information

Rural Business Development Unit
Page last updated: Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 12:02pm