2020 Victorian Bushfire Transport Support Program

The Bushfire Transport Support Program provides Victorian bushfire-affected primary producers (including apiarists) with funding to help with transporting fodder, stock and water to meet immediate animal welfare and safety needs.

Close date: 31 Jul 2020.

What do you get?

Subsidies of up to $15,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian primary producers (including apiarists) in eligible local government areas.


Eligible primary producers (including apiarists) can claim a subsidy for eligible transport costs that directly address immediate animal welfare and safety needs, including the transport of:

  • emergency fodder for stock to fire-affected properties
  • stock to agistment including returning stock
  • stock to sale or slaughter
  • emergency stock drinking water

A maximum distance of 1500km applies per movement, except for the movement of water for which the maximum distance per movement is 500km. If stock or fodder is moved a distance greater than 1500km, the subsidy is paid on 1500km.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have been directly impacted by the bushfires that commenced in December 2019/January 2020
  • be located in the local government areas of Ararat, Alpine, Ballarat, East Gippsland, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Indigo, Mansfield, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Towong, Wangaratta, Wellington and Wodonga and have a right or interest in the land or property affected by the bushfires (ownership or lease)
  • be registered as a primary producer with the Australian Taxation Office and have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be responsible for the cost of the transport
  • have re-established or intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise in the same area

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at 2020 Victorian Bushfire Transport Support Program.