Drought Employment Program
It's undeniable. When a drought hits it affects our entire community and Gippslanders have been doing it tough for too long now.
The Drought Employment Program has been providing off-farm employment opportunities for workers whose primary income has been impacted by the drought in Gippsland.
The program is delivering more than just the boost to household income, the participants feel that being away from their farms and businesses and being able to socialise with others who understand the struggle, has been a positive boost to their mental health.
We know our farming communities are resilient, resourceful and thoughtful, and we thank our Omeo, Bairnsdale and Sale crews for your willingness to share your personal stories with us.
We're in this together folks so please remember to be kind, check in on your mates and speak up if you need support.
The Drought Employment Program is funded by the Victorian Government.