Family and Business (FaB) Support program

South Australia’s Family and Business (FaB) Support Program supports the health and wellbeing of communities in South Australia impacted by weather-related events.

Our team of experienced FaB support mentors is available to meet, listen and, connect individuals, farming families and regional businesses affected by seasonal conditions, such as drought or hailstorm events, to appropriate services and programs.

The FaB Support team provide an informal, confidential, independent and understanding contact - at no cost - and are based in or near the drought affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Murray-Mallee, Upper North, Eudunda- Worlds End district and the pastoral areas, as well as in the hailstorm affected area of the Adelaide Hills.

It is modelled on the successful FaB Scout programs deployed during the Millennium drought in 2009/10 and more recently to assist Riverland producers affected by the 2016 storm.

The FaB Support team members and services

Our FaB Support team members come from a variety of regional business and agricultural backgrounds.

Each member is experienced in discussing and addressing the wide array of difficult issues that come about as a result of drought and other adverse events.

Our team members work closely with other service providers such as Rural Financial Counselling and local health networks and can connect people to these services as required.

They can also help make the connection between drought assistance and other support measures available through government, non-government, community and donors.

They will respond to direct requests for help from people or from others concerned about the wellbeing of a family member, friend, neighbour or client. This service is provided at no cost to producers, and is being provided as part of the State Government Drought Response Program.

Adelaide Hills
Colleen White: 0409 388 649

Eyre Peninsula
Helen Lamont: 0409 885 606
Steve Whillas: 0458 852 268

Murray Mallee and Upper North
Robyn Cain: 0411 633 085

Murray Mallee
John Chase: 0419 848 672

Murray Mallee and Pastoral
Brent Fletcher: 0439 409 430

Upper North
Judy Wilkinson: 0401 122 049

Mid North
Kay Matthias: 0427 430 243

Upper North and Pastoral
John White: 0447 787 436

How to contact the FaB Support team

  • Call a FaB Support mentor direct on their mobile number above.
  • Call the 24-hotline 1800 255 556 or email:

FaB Support team flyer

Page Last Reviewed: 11 Oct 2018
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