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Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy NSW

The Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy provides drought affected farmers with a subsidy to help with the costs of transporting fodder, water and stock.
Close date: 30 Jun 2020 12:00 AM AEST.

What do you get?

Up to $40,000.

Who is this for?

Drought affected NSW farmers.


The Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy provides drought affected farmers in NSW with subsidies for the transport of fodder, water and stock.

Subsidies may be used to:

  • transport stock to and from agistment
  • transport stock to sale or slaughter
  • transport fodder or water to stock on drought affected properties

Subsidies of up to 50% of the total freight cost, to a maximum of $5 per kilometre (GST exclusive) are available.

Payments will be made on receipt of eligible tax invoices which demonstrate transport occurring between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be the owner and operator of a farm business in NSW, negatively impacted by drought conditions
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from the farm business under normal seasonal circumstances
  • be operating as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company, trading agricultural products
  • be registered with the ATO as a primary producer and have an ABN
  • not have gross off-farm assets exceeding $5 million (excluding funds in a registered superannuation fund)

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy.