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Transport Subsidy ACT

The Transport Subsidy provides drought affected ACT rural landholders with a subsidy to help with the costs of transporting fodder, water or stock.

What do you get?

Up to $20,000 per farm business.

Who is this for?

ACT rural leaseholders.


Transport Subsidy provides drought affected farmers in the ACT with subsidies for the transport of fodder, water and stock.

Subsidies may be used to:

  • transport stock to and from agistment outside of the ACT
  • transport stock to sale or slaughter from properties within the ACT
  • transport fodder for stock to properties within the ACT
  • transport stock drinking water.

Subsidies of up to 50% of the total freight cost, to a maximum of $5 per kilometre (GST exclusive) and a maximum eligible distance of 1,500 kilometres are available.

Payments will be made on receipt of eligible tax invoices which demonstrate transport occurring between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be the owner and operator of a farm business in the ACT, 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, trust or private company, trading agricultural products
  • be registered with the Australian Taxation Office 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 Transport Subsidy.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Transport Subsidy.