Drought News & Media

Media releases


The NSW Government is continuing to support regional communities, businesses and workers experiencing the flow-on effects of the drought through a new regional economic stimulus package.

Farmers feeling the sting of drought [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

After travelling hundreds of kilometers and visiting country towns from Broken Hill to Walgett on an official drought listening tour, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers through one of the worst droughts in living memory.

Despite some significant rainfall in parts of the State last week, NSW continues to experience prolonged and widespread drought conditions, with 98.6 per cent of NSW still in one of three drought categories on the NSW Combined Drought Indicator (CDI).

Drought retains tight grip despite rain [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

For an accessible explanation of this image contact scott.wallace@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Any rainfall received in January and February had little impact on widespread drought conditions across NSW due to high temperatures and evaporation, as shown in the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) State Seasonal Update.