If you would like to receive assistance from the AFFF, please take the time to review the information on this page before completing the Application Form.
In the first instance an Application should be made by (or submitted through) a member organisation of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), or one of the NFF’s policy committees, which will consider it against the criteria below.
If it receives their support then the application will be referred to the NFF Members’ Council and then, if Members’ Council endorse it, to the AFFF Trustees for a final decision.
The AFFF prioritises legal cases of national or regional significance in the higher courts. It will generally not fund exploratory legal advice, or proceedings that do not have reasonable prospects of success.
Relevant criteria when deciding whether the application will be funded include:
- Whether the issue is important to rural, regional, and remote Australia;
- Whether the issue is in the interests of Australian agriculture;
- If it is a legal case, whether successful pursuit of the case will result in national precedent;
- Whether the case affects the economic wellbeing of the applicant or the farming community;
- Whether the case affects the environment in which farmers operate;
- Whether the case affects the social wellbeing of the applicant and neighboring communities; and,
- Whether success will improve the financial position of Australian farmers.
If you’re confident that your application meets the criteria on this page, click here to download the application form.
Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to the AFFF Secretariat using our contact form.