RFCS NSW 2022-23 Annual Report

2023 has been a year of extremes that has seen our clients continuously challenged by natural hazards that included devastating widespread flooding followed by bushfires for some clients, the emergence of new biosecurity risks and economic conditions that included 10 increases to the cash rate totalling 3.25%.

Throughout these challenges, Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) NSW has remained steadfast in its pursuit to strengthen communities by helping rural and regional businesses and individuals be prepared, responsive and sustainable.

Prolonged flooding in the 2022-23 financial year put immense pressure on agricultural operations requiring significant recovery efforts from already stretched resources.

We are grateful for the confidence the Australian Government and NSW Government have placed in us to deliver this vital support and acknowledge the tireless work of the entire RFCS NSW team.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service Program is funded by the Australian Government and the New South Wales Government and is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry