Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC)

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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

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

Drought Concessional Loans Scheme 2016 

The scheme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC) on behalf of the Western Australian Government, for the Australian Government.

Applications closed on 30 June 2017 in Western Australia.

Farm Finance Concessional Loans Schemes

The scheme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Rural Business Development Corporation (RBDC) on behalf of the Western Australian Government, for the Australian Government.

Applications closed on 30 June 2015 in Western Australia.

Announcement Loans Schemes June 2018

The Australian Government has established the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC).

From 1 July 2018, farmers will need to apply to the RIC for the Commonwealth’s farm business concessional loans. The RIC will offer two loan products for farm businesses – Farm Investment Loans and Drought Loans. For more information about the loans and eligibility requirements please contact the RIC on 1800 875 675 or visit the RIC website www.ric.gov.au. The website will be active from 1 July.

Contact information

Rural Business Development Unit
1800 198 231