Rural Business Support (RBS) is a leading not-for-profit provider of agribusiness services and independent support for farmers and rural small business owners who are concerned about their financial future. Our programs and services can assist and inspire rural business people to be resilient in the face of change, risks and challenges.
Our key purpose is to deliver the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) in South Australia and the Northern Territory. One of 12 service providers nationally and a member of RFCS Network, RFCS is for families and individuals involved in farming, fishing and small agriculture-related businesses that are experiencing financial distress.
We offer a range of proactive programs and services that can help to equip farmers and rural-related business owners with financial literacy skills and strategic awareness to make timely decisions and build long term business resilience.
RBS also delivers a Small Business Financial Counselling program, an extension of the RFCS model of support to eligible small business owners impacted by drought, bushfire or the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to adverse events such as fire, drought and flood is another key part of what we do and who we are. With staff who live and work in the affected areas, we offer experienced and empathic support for those that have been affected by such events, helping eligible rural business owners to work through the decisions and actions needed to recover and to be better prepared for similar challenges in the future.