The Rural Financial Counselling Service is a free, independent and confidential service that assists farming businesses in tough times.
The service is staffed by experienced and qualified rural financial specialists which will help you understand your current financial position and future viability of your farm business. We can help identify options to improve your financial position and also assist you develop a plan to implement your preferred way forward. We also can help you apply for concessional loans, grants and Farm Household Assistance from Centrelink, as well as assist you to deal with your bank relating to farm debt mediation matters and other bank requirements or applications.
To be eligible for the service you must be at risk of, or experiencing financial hardship, and primary production must be your primary income source.
We usually come to your farm and talk, or we can also arrange to meet at our office in Benalla or Shepparton. We cover most agricultural industries and most areas between Corryong, Seymour and Echuca.
Our website has more information about the services we can provide and our team. www.rfcsvicne.org.au
If you’d like to have a chat with us about your farm financial situation, please contact us on 1300 834 775 or local counsellor Jim Moll, on 0427 394 988 who is based near Benalla, or email: [email protected]