Yinnar South fires: farmer help; volunteers saluted
Grants of up to $10,000 are now available for farmers hit by bushfires in the Yinnar South area last February and March.
The payments are part of a recovery package from the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Arrangement.
The grant will allow farmers to continue working while waiting for insurance claims to come through, and can be used for things like repairing fences or replacing farm equipment.
There is also a $2.5 million Community Recovery Fund for local projects and building resilience to bushfires.