Family and Business (FaB) mentors

The PIRSA initiated Family and Business (FaB) mentor service can help you during difficult situations as a primary producer or regionally-based agricultural business owner.

It is a free, confidential triage service in South Australia, connecting you to assistance specific to your needs.

FaB mentors in regional SA

FaB mentors are located across regional South Australia to provide support and a listening ear when things get tough. They are:

  • independent
  • confidential
  • from a variety of regional business and agricultural backgrounds
  • experienced in dealing with emergency situations.

FaB mentors will help you find ways to manage your unique situation. They work closely with service providers and can connect you to services, including:

  • financial counselling
  • local health networks
  • emotional wellbeing and counselling services
  • government and non-government assistance
  • community organisations and donations.

Free service to help after adverse events

The service is free for farmers and primary production businesses impacted by adverse events, such as:

  • drought
  • bushfire
  • severe floods or storms
  • fruit fly outbreaks
  • fishing and aquaculture industry reforms
  • wine industry market change impacts
  • pest and disease outbreaks.

FaB mentors continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing consultations via phone or video conference if required.

Find your FaB mentor

Although FaB mentors are listed by their location, each has experience with varying issues and industries.

Contact any of the FaB mentors listed below and they will link you to the most appropriate assistance.

Adelaide Hills and Barossa

Eyre Peninsula

Kangaroo Island

Murraylands and Riverland

Northern Adelaide Plains

Northern Agricultural Districts and Yorke Peninsula


Contact us

Connect directly with the FaB mentor in your area or our recovery team.

Recovery Hotline 1800 931 314
Page Last Reviewed: 09 Feb 2023
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