Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack urged reluctant farmers to put their hands up.
Farmers will receive immediate additional financial support to help them and their communities fight one of the worst droughts of the past century.
Nearly 20,000 people are yet to apply for the federal government's $190 million drought relief package, which has been panned as "too little, too late" by critics.
The cash payments help form a drought relief package of 190 million Australian dollars (140.6 million US dollars) for the dry spell that has cut across large parts of the country's east and south including New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. In fact, it discourages them from making the right decisions to achieve resilience.
Drought-awareness campaigner Edwina Robertson broke down when she met the PM after his $190 million announcement on Sunday.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Government stood ready to help farmers as drought conditions worsened.
"Everyone is saying it's too little, too late", she said.
"The Farm Household Allowance has helped nearly 8000 of Australia's approximately 80,000 farmers over the past four years, as we've invested $230 million", Minister Littleproud said.
"(But) we haven't got the same urban or town water shortage challenges we had in the millennium drought", he told the ABC.
Although it is still winter, parts of eastern Australia are experiencing the worst drought in living memory.
"It will have no difference on the climate whatsoever", he told Sky News.
He reaffirmed Australia's commitment to reducing carbon emissions after former prime minister Barnaby Joyce said the government's action would do nothing to stop droughts.
And look at the kinds of academic research we fund: $468,000 for the Australian National University to "investigate warfare in the ancient Tongan state through a study of earthwork fortifications" and $340,000 for the University of Wollongong to study how "socially engaged art" can "catalyse new dialogue between farmers, scientists, environmentalists and policy makers" on the Great Barrier Reef.
Their concerns have been echoed by NSW agriculture minister Niall Blair, who is anxious attention on farmers shooting animals or leaving them to starve will undermine Australia's standing as a meat-producing nation.