The drought in NSW has been ongoing since 2017.
The Combined Drought Indicator shows that 99.8% of NSW is experiencing drought conditions:
- 36.8% of the state being classified as experiencing Intense Drought
- 44.2% as being in Drought
- 18.8% categorised as Drought Affected
The NSW Government has announced an extension for the Emergency Drought Relief Package from 1 July 2019. The Government will continue its Emergency Drought Relief package in 2019-20 to help alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures facing farmers and regional communities.
The Department of Primary Industries have put together a Drought Hub that can be used by individuals and communities to assist with Drought issues and provides answers to frequently asked questions.
A snapshot of the current seasonal conditions for NSW and Albury's drought status is available from the Department of Primary Industries.