AGRN1082 Mariginiup Bushfire in WA (22 November 2023 onwards) Category B

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DRFAWA Category B measures for Primary Producers

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Eligible disaster proclamation details

Details about activated events can be found at

Name of the activated event:

  • AGRN 1082 - Mariginiup Bushfire in Western Australia (22 November onwards)

Date event proclaimed an eligible disaster under DRFAWA:

  • 24 November 2023

Local Government districts subject to the proclamation are:

  • City of Wanneroo
  • City of Swan

Please note the following

Definition of Primary Producer

An individual, partnership, trust or company that:

  • has a right or interest in a primary production enterprise; and
  • contributes part of his/her/its labour and capital to the primary production enterprise (at least one member of the business must devote at least 75% of their labour to the primary production enterprise); and
  • derives at least 50% of his/her/its income from the primary production enterprise.

Primary production is defined as enterprises listed under the Australian New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC) 1292.0 (Revision 2.0)

For the purposes of this application:

  • You means all members of the primary production business (ie all partners/shareholders/adult beneficiaries).
  • You must be able to demonstrate that funds are not available from within your own resources.  It is expected you will have committed all liquid assets and credits sources for normal operations of your business to recover from the disaster.
  • Applicants claiming against leased or sharefarmed properties are required to provide a copy of signed and dated agreements to lease or sharefarm for the purpose of primary production over a minimum period of 5 years. The 5 year term must include the declared date of the event. 
  • Your business will need to be registered for GST to avoid funds being withheld.

You will need to upload a number of documents to support your application, so please have digital copies of the following ready:

  • Shire rates notice if you own the affected property
  • Current lease or sharefarm agreement if you lease/sharefarm all or part of the property affected
  • Copy of a statement for the bank account you have nominated to have funds paid into
  • Most recent tax return for your business and each individual member of the business affected
  • Most recent set of financial statements for the business affected
  • Tax invoices and receipts (evidence of payment) for reimbursement claims

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible you must be able to answer YES to ALL questions below and normally operate a primary production business in the declared area.

If you answer NO to any question or you are unsure about what the question means, please contact us via email at before proceeding with your application.

Do you normally operate a commercial scale farming, pastoral, horticultural or fishing business in the affected declared area? * Required
Was your business operating in the affected declared area for at least twelve (12) months up to and including the date of the disaster event? * Required
Does at least one business member devote at least 75% of their labour to the affected primary production business? * Required
Does at least 50% of your primary production business income normally come from the enterprise affected by the disaster event? * Required
In which Local Government Area (LGA) is your primary production business located?