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, stock, chemicals, fertiliser and seeds.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Drought affected NSW farmers.


Subsidies may be used to transport:

  • purchased stock to the farm business
  • stock to and from agistment
  • stock to sale or slaughter
  • fodder or water to stock on drought affected properties
  • farm chemicals, fertiliser and seed to farms

Subsidies of up to 50% of the total freight cost, to a maximum of $7.50 per kilometre (GST exclusive) are available.

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 Australian business number (ABN)
  • not have gross off-farm assets exceeding $5 million (excluding funds in a registered superannuation fund)

How do you apply?

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