NSW Mouse Control Program – Zinc Phosphide Rebate for Primary Producers


This program provides New South Wales primary producers with rebates to purchase the critical mouse control chemical zinc phosphide.

Open
Close date: 17 Dec 2021.

What do you get?

Rebates of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

New South Wales primary producers.

Overview

The program provides New South Wales primary producers with a rebate of 50% for the purchase of the critical mouse control chemical zinc phosphide. Zinc phosphide is a vertebrate poison for in-paddock treatment of mice. This one-off rebate aims to reduce impacts on productivity and biosecurity risks caused by the 2021 mice plague. It also aims to prepare primary producers to manage mice for the spring harvest in 2021.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a primary producer
  • have bought zinc phosphide bait between 1 January 2021 to 17 December 2021 to help with the eradication of mice as part of the current mouse plague
  • demonstrate financial hardship as a result of compounding financial strains including the mouse plague, bushfires, floods, drought or the COVID pandemic
  • be located in one of the eligible local government areas
  • be identified by the Australian Taxation Office as a primary producer and have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have a total business income from primary production of at least $20,000
  • own, lease or share farm property (or combined area) of at least 10 hectares
  • not have gross off farm assets exceeding $5 million, excluding registered superannuation funds.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at NSW Mouse Control Program – Zinc Phosphide Rebate for Primary Producers.