SA Drought Hub


South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

The SA Drought Hub is an exciting initiative which brings together a dynamic network of primary producers, industry groups, researchers, government agencies, universities, agribusinesses, traditional owners, and others to work towards a common vision to strengthen the drought resilience and preparedness of our farms and regional communities in South Australia.

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Drought support and assistance

The hub works closely with farmers and farmer groups to build resilience to and preparedness for drought and climate change in South Australia’s agricultural and pastoral industries. For information on drought support and assistance, please visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) website.

SA Drought Hub

About the SA Drought Hub

The SA Drought Hub is one of eight established across the nation through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

Led by the University of Adelaide in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), the SA Drought Hub comprises the Hub headquarters at Roseworthy and five regional nodes at Minnipa on Eyre Peninsula, Port Augusta in the Far North, Orroroo in the Upper North, Loxton in the Riverland, and Struan in the South-East.

The location of the nodes ensures state-wide coverage of all pastoral, low, medium and high rainfall agricultural production zones.

The partners are injecting into the hub $11.47 million of cash and in-kind support – in addition to the $8 million of funding over four years from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.


This program received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund

The steps to increased drought resilience



With input from our partners and other local community members, regional drought resilience priorities will be identified.

Regional action

Activities will be co-designed at a regional level and driven from the ground-up.

Creating change

Bespoke extension programs will be implemented to facilitate adoption of drought resilience practices and strategies in our farming systems and regional communities.

Watch this video to find out more about the SA Drought Hub


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Have your say

Got any feedback for us or want to know how to get involved?

Fill in the form or contact us at sadroughthub@adelaide.edu.au.