Dry conditions are expected to continue for the next three months.
Much of Australia's southeast is struggling but the state government said 100pc of New South Wales' more than 800,000 square kilometres was in drought.
With no feed, farmers have been forced to ship in grain or hay from other parts of the country to keep sheep and cattle alive, spending thousands of extra dollars a week just to stay afloat.
"Anybody on the land that will make a phone call to the Department of Environment can get permission to shoot nearly whatever they want and it's unaudited and unchecked and that's our concern - animal welfare", Mr Borda said.
State and federal governments are providing financial help, but not enough for many farmers.
"Many farmers are taking livestock off their paddocks, only to then see kangaroos move in a take whatever is left", Blair said.
In a joint statement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, said: "We will stand with Australia's farming families every step of the way as they cope with this devastating drought: listening, caring, responding and delivering".
The US will subsidise farmers and buy unsold crops, among other measures; farmers growing soybeans, sorghum and wheat will get the most aid. Young farmers under 35 are especially vulnerable to stress and negative effects of droughts, researchers at the University of Newcastle said in a recent study. Eligible households will able to apply for two payments of A$12,000 ($9,000) to help them get through the drought.
NSW Farmers' Association president James Jackson welcomed the government measures, but cautioned it was vital to ensure ongoing support, particularly to address mental health.
He says over that time the climate has certainly changed with winter and spring rainfall becoming less reliable.
Heatwaves swept across Europe in July, leaving some farmers suffering drought conditions.
Countries worldwide are dealing with their own climate catastrophes.
Global average temperatures are around 1°C higher than in the pre-industrial age, and rising at 0.17°C per decade, scientists say.