Useful Resources

Links to assistance programs and resources.

Links to Drought Assistance Programs

Lithgow City Council Hardship Policy and Water Assistance

Buy a Bale

Rural and Mental Health Program

Drought Assistance Available in NSW

Skills Training for Drought Affected Farmers and Businesses

Leep Understanding Technology


Lithgow City Council Water Information

Smart Meters

Water Conservation

Water Restrictions

Small Business drought support

The drought has impacted small businesses and communities across NSW, with farming  and non-farming businesses feeling the strain of unprecedented dry conditions.

The NSW Small Business Commission has developed a factsheet outlining support for nonfarm based businesses, available here.
Farm-based businesses can find information on support specific to their needs on the NSW Drought Hub. Any business can contact the NSW Small Business Commission to discuss
on 1300 795 534 or email